By M. Corrigan
The Bush-Clinton households' carry at the American presidency is a hazard to the presidency itself and to American democracy. This publication will spotlight the issues and the results of mixing the main robust political place of work on this planet with relatives legacies.
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Even with the challenges in foreign relations that the United States is currently experiencing, the president is a major world leader. Governments can fall and foreign armies can be challenged because of the judgment of one person. Domestically, the president is more limited but still powerful. The president and his staff are given the responsibility of writing the 2 trillion dollar budget for the federal government. Congress will change this budget, but the presidency gets the first chance to set priorities.
8 Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin has written about Abraham Lincoln and the substantial effects that his difficult upbringing had on his life and presidency. While many politicians exaggerate the difficulties that their families faced when they were children, Lincoln’s early life was truly harsh. His rise to the presidency is a remarkable example of democratic representation in the United States. His father, Thomas, was restless and frequently unemployed. His mother Nancy died when Lincoln was nine.
John Quincy Adams had made his father proud by rising to the presidency, but he ignored his mother’s warnings about the heartache the office can bring. After his presidency, John Quincy Adams went on to be elected to the House of Representatives, the only former president to take this path. He also became a prominent abolitionist and warned the country about the perils of slavery. He had served his nation as a diplomat and as leader in the debate about the most important human rights issue the young nation had ever faced.
American Royalty: The Bush and Clinton Families and the Danger to the American Presidency by M. Corrigan