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By M. Corrigan

The Bush-Clinton households' carry at the American presidency is a risk to the presidency itself and to American democracy. This ebook will spotlight the issues and the results of mixing the main strong political workplace on the planet with kin legacies.

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39 The Republican Party soon followed this example with a much greater dependence upon primaries and caucuses to select delegates for candidates for its nominating convention. Former presidents such as Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton may not have been elected under the convention system that relied upon party leaders at the party conventions to make the presidential selection. This intensification of this two-way relationship is not confined to elections. The president is the “psychological center” of most Americans political lives.

30 The first ladies of the modern presidencies embarked on presidencies with their husbands. 31 Jacqueline Kennedy was more popular than her husband during most of his presidency. In many ways she was the cultural leader of the nation. Betty Ford spoke out on many issues including abortion and the Equal Rights Amendment. Ronald Reagan was criticized because his wife had major control over his schedule and public appearances. Hillary Clinton made it clear in the 1992 campaign that she and her husband would share the powers of a presidency.

He cursed the electors. Even though he was Washington’s vice president, he saw himself as the natural leader of the nation. 46 With all of his considerable experience, Adams presidency should have operated smoothly. Yet his time as president was anything but efficient. With Washington away from the scene, the unifying figure that held the government together was gone. Full-scale partisan 40 American Royalty politics broke open. Alexander Hamilton, Washington’s secretary of the treasury led the Federalist Party, which sought more central government power and more authority for the National Bank.

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