Historic Presidential Boys' Clothing: The 21st Century
The clothing worn by presidents as children and the clothing
worn by their children are a good reflection of contemporary
children's clothing. America of course has no royal family to help set fashion standards as was the case in Europe. The American president and his family have in part played this role. Thus a review of the American presidents provide glimpses on popular children's fashions of the day. In addition, the clothing of the presidents themselves
provide additional glimpses. Very limited information is available on the childhood of many 18th Century presidents, especially the childhood of presidents like Abraham Lincoln that grew up in modest ircumstances. Much more is known about the 20th Century presidents and this will almost certainly be the case for 21st Century presidents.
The 21st Century began with the presidency of George W. Bush was campaigned on a platform of reducing government and drawing back America's commitments avroad. The 9-11 attacks dramatically changed the Presidents's outlook and goals.
Available information on the presidents of the 20th century is as follows:
- George W. Bush (2001-09): The 42nd president was the first president of the 21st century. He was the son of President George H.W. Bush. Raised in Texas he ran against popular Govenor Anne Richardsfon and defeated her. After winning the Republican nomination in a rough campaign againsr Senator John Mccain, he ran against Vice President Albert Gore who won the Democratic nomination. The Vice President was hurt by the scandals of the Clinto presidency, especially the relevations concefning Moniks Lewinsky. The Vice President had nothing to do with the Clinton scandals. The Vice President had an exempliry family life. Unfortunately for him, he suffereed as a part of the administration. The voters did not want Clinton impeached, but they were clearly unhappy with his behavior. It turned out to be a remarably close election. It is difficult to say what most hurt the Vice President, but he seems to have left a lingering image that he was not to be trusted, in paet because of a series of minor mistatements. He also had a strangely wooden image for a politican. American elections are generally not settled on ideologyy or issues, but rather personality. The Governor appeared a much more personable candidate whose personality resonates well on television. That said, the Vice President did slightly out poll Govenor Bush in the popular vote, while Bush won in the all important Electoral College. Only 8 months after assuming office, Islamic terrorists carried oyt the 9-11 attacks which would come to define the Bush presidenct.
- Barak Obama (2009-17): Barack Obama was the 44th Presidentb of the United States. He was born in Hawaii (1961). His father was Kenyan who won a schlarship to study in America. His mother was S. Ann Dunham who grew up in Kansas, Texas, and Washington state before her family moved to Honolulu. Obama was a community activist and lawyer in Chicago. He entered state politica and was elected to the U.S. Senate (2005). He was the third African American to be elected to that body since the end of Reconstruction (1877). He managed to dislodge Hilary Clinton from the Democratic nomination when eveyone thought she had a lock on it. She ignored the Electoral College, amistake she would repeat again in the 2016 elkection. The seriouness economic recession basically determined Senator Obama's defet of Seator McCain. His election was a sensation both at home and around the world because President Bush had become so unpopular, both because of tyhe Recession and the war in Iraq.. He was particular well received in Europe because his idea were so in line with European thinking. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize before he had made any real contributiin to peace, again because his thoking was aligned with that of the Nobel Committee. The 2007-08 was the most serious down turm on modern times, only exceeed by the Great Depression of the 1930s. President Obama doubled the National Debt to fight the recession and was widely lauded for it. Actually, the President's ciostly stimulus prigrams were less imprtant than Federaal Reserve policy. Theeconomy recovered sreadily, but skowly, unlike the usual recovery pattern, President Obama concluded that a growth rate of 2 percent was the new norma and that higher growth rates were no longerr possibke. He declibed to cinfrint China on trade and believed that America had oermnanently lost manufacturing jobs.
- Donald Trump (2017- ): Businessman Donald Trump was elected to the astonisment of the nation was elected by varrying what the Democrats thought was the solid Upper Midwest--something almost all the press thought was impossible. He put together a coalition of small businessmen, evagelicals, and worhers who had concluded that the Democratic Party was more interested in coasastal elites and globelizatiion than in protecting their jobs. From the moment he was elected, the Democratic Party, the Deep State, and the media launched an effort to impeach him based on phoney doissiers, abusive Deep State investigatiins and run-away Congressiinal actiion. The Democrats in Congress keep proclaiming that the President is not above the law, oblivious to the fact that Congress is also mnot above the law, initiatig impeachment proceding in secret in the basement of the Capitol. The President has launched major changes in the domestic policies, the military, and foreign relations. Domestic policy has included the economy, immigigration, the Federal courts, civil liberties, energy, prison reform,and other issues. Foreign relations issues have included trade, climate, Europe, Israel, Isia, North Korea, Venezuela, and the Iran Nuclear Deal. The Semocrats hace sharply criticized President Trump on all of his manay iniatives. Sone if the results are now coming in and the dire presictiins that began the day after he was elected have not proven out.
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