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By Max J. Skidmore

Hat do you do with your self after keeping the main strong workplace on the planet? a comparatively younger guy, invoice Clinton most likely has many years yet to come up together with his personal solutions to this question. After the White home is the 1st ebook 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 approved election to the accomplice Congress, and one turned leader Justice. Clinton has the original contrast of his first girl changing into a usa senator. Jefferson created the college of Virginia. Teddy Roosevelt launched into an African safari upon leaving workplace. 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 presents an unique and precise per-spec-tive at the lives of presidents.

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11 He continued to take long walks and to swim after he returned to Washington to serve in the House, and in more ways than one he continued to swim against the tide. Adams took the chairmanship of the Committee on Manufacturing where he fought unsuccessfully on behalf of the Bank of the United States. He was more successful in his work to lower the tariff, but the revisions failed to settle the abrasive South Carolinians who were attempting nullification. Despite his pleasure at being elected to Congress, Adams soon discovered that Southern recalcitrance was reminiscent of the frustrations of his presidency.

9 Washington and Jefferson had been dismayed at the rundown conditions they discovered when they returned to Mount Vernon and Monticello, respectively. Madison’s situation was better. He had followed markets and adjusted his crop production accordingly, and his absence was less damaging. “Jefferson himself had declared, John Quincy Adams wrote in 1807, that ‘the person who united with other science the greatest agricultural knowledge of any man he knew was Mr. Madison. ’”10 For several years Madison’s prudence, his careful management of his land and crops, and the reserves that he had accumulated permitted him to prosper.

Jefferson in April 1815 had catalogued and packed his 6,707 volumes in pine boxes that filled ten wagons, and sent them off to Washington. Immediately, he began to collect books again. ”34 7 Almost as soon as Jefferson had returned home in 1809, he had begun to write. ”35 It was his correspondence that was his greatest contribution as a former president. The same is true for Adams, who himself was a prolific letter writer. The renewed dialogue between two of America’s greatest leaders provided their country with an unparalleled legacy of wisdom and insight.

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