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All members of legislature are influential In fact they are some of the most influential people in the nation However it is obvious that certain legislators have had a greater impact on society than others I feel that Newt Gingrich has had a greater impact in congress that any other member When Newt was still a child his father was a soldier This inspired him to serve his life for the well being of his country He knew that in order to understand how to decide how things should run in the future he should first understand the past He received his Bachelors degree from Emory University and a Masters and Doctorate from Tulane University in Modern European History Before he was elected to Congress he taught History and Environmental Studies at West Georgia College for eight years He is known as an expert on world history military issues and international affairs It took him three tries but the West Gergia College history professor eventually got into Congress His first run for a Georgia congressional seat was in 1974 it was a narrow loss He then gave it another shot in 1976 and walked away with another loss But the third times the charm In 1978 he was finally elected into Congress as a member of the GOP He took advantage of nationally televised coverage of congressional proceedings and took the floor to denounce Democrats and liberalism He encouraged to other Republicans to follow in his footsteps This outraged the Democrats Some people even say that he single handedly forced Speaker Jim Wrights resignation in 1989 by making attacks on the Democratic leader Gingrich had gotten nine of the ten legislative proposals in the contract passed His name had become popularly known among the general public However his fame resulted in his downfall Gingrich had agreed to a book deal Democrats had started attacking him just like he had attacked Jim Wright Dozens of
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