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Redividing Government: National Elections in the Clinton Years and Beyond

Michael Nelson

in 42: Inside the Presidency of Bill Clinton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801454066
eISBN:
9781501706202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454066.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses Bill Clinton’s election and reelection to the presidency, along with the intervening midterm election in which the opposition Republican Party gained control of Congress. ... More


A Perfect Tower of Babel: The Culture of Congress and the Wilmot Proviso

Rachel A. Shelden

in Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610856
eISBN:
9781469612683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610856.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter shows how the Whig Party both in and outside of Congress strongly opposed the war, often accusing President James K. Polk of provoking Mexican retaliation. Yet Democrats were generally ... More


Teetering on a Knife’s Edge

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123493
eISBN:
9780813134956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the details of former U.S. President Gerald Ford's proposals for reducing inflation developed in coordination with the EPB and his newly created Council on Wage and Price ... More


Epilogue

Lentz Carola

in Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624010
eISBN:
9780748652969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624010.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

The December 2004 presidential and parliamentary elections saw the candidates of the National Democratic Congress, the once ruling but now oppositional party, win a clear majority in the North, ... More


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