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By M. Corrigan

The Bush-Clinton households' carry at the American presidency is a probability to the presidency itself and to American democracy. This booklet will spotlight the issues and the results of mixing the main robust political place of work on the planet with kin legacies.

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These important studies have a mixed message. For example citizens in most Muslim countries surveyed throughout the world want democracy and support democratic ideals. However, these citizens may support democracy but they do not support America. 41 At a time where the United States is trying to spread democracy, America does not appear to be very democratic when the highest executive office in the land is exchanged between two families. Ironically, the United States is critical of many states that have hereditary or familial governments.

The book has sobering conclusions. 19 Wead reveals that even George W. Bush (son of a president) himself was concerned about the effect the presidency might have on his daughters. Wead said that George W. Bush was unsure if he was going to run for president because of the age of his daughters. ”20 Examples of the difficulties that presidential children encounter are not difficult to find. George Washington’s stepson John Custis tried to cheat his presidential father out of money and property. , adopted son of the seventh president, accumulated massive debts and continually had to be financially rescued by his father.

Government together during extremely turbulent times. By the time the election of 1800 came around, the Federalists were seeking another candidate and even begged Washington to make another run before his death in 1799. During the 1800 campaign, Hamilton attacked Adams bitterly in a public letter. The Federalists were divided and Jefferson had a united anti-Federalist party behind him. When the electoral college met in late 1800, Adams incredibly was beaten by two challengers. As an incumbent president, this was a dismal performance.

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