•Large Federal Deficit
•Growing gap between rich and poor
•Eligibility of homosexuals to serve in the military
•Trade imbalances between North American countries
•Health Care Reform (Push for Universal Health Care)
•Domestic and Foreign Terrorism (and emergence of al-Qaeda, attempt to capture bin Laden in 1996)
–Oklahoma City Bombing
–Terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda on American embassies in East Africa
•Threats to U.S. in Iraq, Somalia and Eastern Europe
•Conflict over land between Israelis and Palestinians
And the activity:
•Your book lists the many powers given to the president by the Constitution, as well as examples of inherent powers which can be inferred to belong to the president.
•Choose 5 of the 9 major issues faced by Bill Clinton during his presidency.
•For each of the issues you choose, select a presidential power. Then, explain how Clinton could attempt to use that power to address your chosen issue.
•Each issue should take about 3 sentences to address
•2 pts. each, 10 pts. total.