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HIST 3491 Study and Writing of History: The Clinton Presidency (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The first two-term Democratic president since FDR and only the second president to be impeached, Bill Clinton ranks among the most controversial chief executives in modern American history. Even today, twenty-four years after Clinton assumed office, his presidency sparks sharply differing assessments. Is it either a model to be emulated, especially in economic matters, or a legacy to blame for the polarization that has a stranglehold on our politics today? This course examines the major events, policies, and personalities, including Hillary Clinton, of the Clinton years. It also gives students an opportunity to learn the historian's craft by researching and writing an original paper on a specific aspect of the Clinton presidency.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Patrick Maney

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II; History Major Standing; Graduate students not permitted

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Last Updated: 02-Feb-17