Clinton also appointed several women and minorities to significant government posts throughout his administration, including Janet Reno as attorney general, Donna Shalala as secretary of Health and Human Services, Joycelyn Elders as surgeon general, Madeleine Albright as the first woman secretary of state, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the second woman justice on the United States Supreme Court.
Despite the devastating election, Bill decided to run for governor again. Bush to help with tsunami relief in the Indian Ocean. Reared in part by his maternal grandmother, Bill Clinton developed political aspirations at an early age; they were solidified by his own account in Julywhen he met and shook hands with Pres.
Third-party candidate Ross Perot garnered 8. When I grew up and got into politics, I always felt the main point of my work was to give people a chance to have better stories. Clinton appointed a number of women and minorities to key government posts, including Janet Renowho became the first female U.
Democratic Party presidential primaries, ; United States presidential election, ; and Bill Clinton presidential campaign, In the first primary contest, the Iowa CaucusClinton finished a distant third to Iowa Senator Tom Harkin. After conclusive evidence of the affair came to light, Clinton apologized to his family and to the American public.
Kennedy, the president he had defended in a ninth-grade debate. Inthe Senate acquitted the president, who then personally apologized to the American people.
He put forth measures to reduce the federal budget deficit and also signed the North American Free Trade Agreement, which eliminated trade barriers between the United States, Canada and Mexico.
In fact, the highest number drafted was In and Clinton was hailed as a peacemaker in visits to Ireland and Northern Irelandand in he became the first U. Although he soon changed his plans and returned to Oxford, thus making himself eligible for the draft, he was not chosen.
Al Goreargued that 12 years of Republican leadership had led to political and economic stagnation. Bush electoral votes and billionaire populist Ross Perot 0 electoral voteswho ran as an independent on a platform that focused on domestic issues. At home, he eliminated the federal deficit, expanded international trade, and presided over the longest peacetime economic expansion in U.
After only about a month, Clinton postponed his plans to be a coordinator for the George McGovern campaign for the United States presidential election in order to move in with her in California.
Establishing himself as a moderate, Bill favored capital punishment and welfare reforms, while actively promoting affirmative action. During his freshman and sophomore years he was elected student president, and during his junior and senior years he worked as an intern for Sen. He obsessively studied what had gone wrong, and in he was elected governor of Arkansas.
Arkansas gubernatorial election, ; Arkansas gubernatorial election, ; Arkansas gubernatorial election, ; Arkansas gubernatorial election, ; and Arkansas gubernatorial election, After graduating from Yale Law School, Clinton returned to Arkansas and became a law professor at the University of Arkansas.
He also caught the attention of many women, a fact that did not go unnoticed in his circle and one that would haunt his political career. His success in reforming education earned him the moniker "the education governor" and helped raise his national profile. Later that year he was named a UN special envoy to Haiti.
Clinton was elected Governor of Arkansas in at the age of 32, having defeated the Republican candidate Lynn Lowea farmer from Texarkana.Bill Clinton continues to be active in public life, giving speeches, fundraising, and founding charitable organizations.
Clinton has spoken in prime time at every Democratic National. Bill Clinton — America's 42nd president — grew up in an extended family of modest means, but one rich with storytellers. "All my life I've been interested in other people's stories," he wrote.
Watch video · Assessments of Bill Clinton’s successes and failures reflect the political divides of the moment, and history has yet to reveal the full consequences of many of his policies.
Bill Clinton — America's 42nd president — grew up in an extended family of modest means, but one rich with storytellers. "All my life I've been interested in other people's stories," he wrote.
Nov 09, · Watch video · Bill Clinton (), the 42nd U.S. president, served in office from to Prior to that, the Arkansas native and Democrat was.
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, ) is an American politician and diplomat who served as the First Lady of the United States from toU.S.
Senator from New York from to67th United States Secretary of State from toand as the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States in the election.Download