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By Max J. Skidmore

Hat do you do with your self after protecting the main strong place of work on this planet? a comparatively younger guy, invoice Clinton most likely has many future years up along with his personal solutions to this query. After the White home is the 1st publication to take a scientific examine the post-presidential careers of Clinton and his prede-cessors. Thirty-two accomplished their phrases. 4 turned presidential applicants back (one used to be even elected), served in Congress, one authorized election to the accomplice Congress, and one grew to become leader Justice. Clinton has the original contrast of his first girl changing into a usa senator. Jefferson created the collage of Virginia. Teddy Roosevelt launched into an African safari upon leaving place of work. Many remained influential figures; others have been ostracized while political competitors succeeded them (like Hoover in the course of FDR's terms). wealthy with anecdotes, After the White condo offers an enjoyable and specific per-spec-tive at the lives of presidents.

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He was successful. Just when Monroe again had stepped into office, the governorship of Virginia, Madison offered him the position of secretary of state. With the Republicans dominating government, and the virtual evaporation of the Federalists, the holder of the foremost cabinet position was in line to become president. ”47 Thus, even after he left the presidency, Jefferson continued to affect the direction of the executive branch. Jefferson also tried, with varying success, to influence the judicial branch.

13 32 AFTER THE WHITE HOUSE The audience for Madison’s speech included Jefferson and the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia as well as local planters. He speculated about the way civilization developed, and about why human beings changed from hunting to farming. What balances of plants and animals, he asked, were the best for human progress, and what features of nature must humanity be careful not to injure? He pointed to the necessity of adequate space, pure air, and periodic restoration of the soil.

Neither required much urging, and both were delighted. The resulting correspondence between these two giants of the Revolution and the early Republic was not only a source of joy and comfort to them both—the rekindled friendship was a warm one— but it became the greatest contribution to their country that each man produced in his post-presidential years. THOMAS JEFFERSON Like Washington, Thomas Jefferson had returned to his home to find a spacious plantation, but one that had deteriorated seriously.

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