By M. Corrigan
The Bush-Clinton households' carry at the American presidency is a chance to the presidency itself and to American democracy. This ebook will spotlight the issues and the results of mixing the main strong political place of work on the earth with family members legacies.
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When some of the veterans of the Revolutionary War wanted to take on the new government of the United States because of the lack of payment given to veterans and soldiers, Washington stopped a military coup in its tracks. Washington skillfully addressed the angry soldiers by pausing and pulling out his eyeglasses to read a letter. ”22 Washington walked the difficult line between providing leadership and knowing the proper boundaries to his power. ”23 Washington never craved civilian leadership but he would be drawn to it as a result of his concern that the nation did not have a central government powerful enough to meet its needs.
Watson believes this connection is so strong that the relationship between the first lady and the president should be called a presidential partnership. 27 The historical evidence that first ladies impact their husband’s presidencies is strong. Even before Eleanor Roosevelt, various first ladies were important parts of their husband’s administrations. Watson correctly points out that George Washington would never have been a general and president without the financial support of his wife. 29 Edith Wilson, Woodrow Wilson’s second wife, essentially took over the duties of president after Wilson suffered a stroke in 1919.
He boldly named his firstborn son George Washington Adams. George Washington Adams’ early life fulfilled some of these expectations. He was a brilliant student at Harvard and he was elected to the Massachusetts legislature at a young age. However the expectations of his family and his own problems soon combined to bring a tragic end. 60 John Quincy’s second son, John, also tried to live up to these expectations. He embarrassed his father by being expelled from Harvard; he attempted to run the family business but it soon failed.
American Royalty: The Bush and Clinton Families and the Danger to the American Presidency by M. Corrigan