By Steven Schier
Politically, the Bush White condo sought the entrenchment of constant Republican electoral majorities. Institutionally, the Bush management sought to maintain keep an eye on of Congress via keeping trustworthy partisan Republican majorities, and to persuade the federal courts with a gentle circulation of conservative judicial appointees. The management additionally sought elevated autonomy over the administrative department by way of the competitive use of government orders and bureaucratic reorganizations according to 9/11.
a lot of those efforts have been at the least in part successful. yet finally the destiny of the Bush presidency was once tied to its maximum unmarried gamble, the Iraq War. The mistaken prosecution of that clash, mixed with different White residence administration disasters and at last a slumping economic system, left Bush and the Republican get together deeply unpopular and the sufferer of robust electoral reversals in 2006 and the election victory of Barack Obama in 2008. the yank public had became opposed to the Bush schedule in nice half due to the unfavourable results as a result of the administration's pursuit of that agenda.
This publication assembles famous presidential students to degree the trajectory of Bush's aspirations, his accomplishments, and his disasters. through studying presidential management, renowned politics and policymaking during this context, the participants start the paintings of figuring out the original historic legacy of the Bush presidency.
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Ambition and Division: Legacies of the George W. Bush Presidency by Steven Schier