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Biography of Bill Clinton


Biography of Bill Clinton
William Jefferson Clinton (born in Hope, Arkansas, August 19, 1946, age 66 years old by the name of William Jefferson Blythe III) is President of the United States to-42. He served two terms before the period of January 20, 1993 until January 20, 2001.

Before elected president, Clinton for about 12 years was Governor of Arkansas that the 40 and the 42. His wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is a Senator from New York constituency. Established the William J. Clinton Foundation Clinton Foundation and became its chairman.

During the Clinton administration, Americans enjoy peace and economic prosperity greater than any other time in U.S. history. Clinton was president of the Democratic Party (United States), the first since Franklin D. Roosevelt successfully served for two terms.


Bill Clinton's childhood
Bill Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe IV on August 19, 1946 in Hope, Arkansas. Three months before his birth, his father died in a traffic accident. When Clinton was four years old, his mother remarried to Roger Clinton from Hot Springs, Arkansas. His stepfather's surname, Clinton, then he's used since high school sitting.

Clinton is a gifted saxophonist as well as reliable. He once considered becoming a professional musician, then as a Boys Nation delegates to sit in during high school, he met President John Kennedy in the Rose Garden of the White House. The meeting was motivated to go into public service.

Bill Clinton's early career
Clinton graduated from Georgetown University in 1968 and in that year he received a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University. He obtained a degree in law from Yale University in 1973, and entered politics in Arkansas. He lost a campaign for Congress in the Third District of Arkansas in 1974. The next year he married Hillary Rodham, a graduate of Wellesley College and Yale Law School. Their only daughter, Chelsea, was born in 1980.

In 1976, Clinton was elected Arkansas Attorney General, and became governor of the state in 1978. Having failed in his attempt to maintain that position, he managed to get it back four years later. He served as governor of Arkansas until he managed to defeat President George Bush and independent candidate Ross Perot in the 1992 presidential election.

During the presidency of Bill Clinton
Clinton and his partner in permilihan president, Senator Al Gore of Tennessee, who was then 44 years old, represents a new generation in American political leadership. For the first time in 12 years, both the White House and Congress controlled by the same party. But this situation did not last long; victorious Republicans in both chambers of Congress in 1994.

He succeeded
  • Putting the unemployment rate and the inflation rate at lowest point in 30 years.
  • The highest rate of home ownership in U.S. history.
  • Lowering the level of crime in some areas.
  • Reducing welfare tasks.
  • Proposed the first balanced budget in decades and achieved a budget surplus.
As part of the plan of the millennium celebrations in 2000, Clinton called on the people to launch a national initiative to end racial discrimination. But there is also the argument that the Clinton administration in the early success of his tenure due to a long-term policy implemented by former President Ronald Reagan began to show results.

After the failure in his second year with regard to the reform program in health, Clinton changed the emphasis, as he declared that "the era of big government is over." He set the legislation to improve the quality of education, to protect jobs of parents who must take care of a sick child, limit the sale of handguns, and strengthening the rules that relate to the environment.

In 1998, as a result of issues concerning personal relationships and sex scandal with a young woman White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, President Clinton became the second president impeached by the House of Representatives in the U.S.. He was tried in the Senate and found not guilty on all charges addressed to him. He apologized to all the people of the United States for his actions and continued to have the support to become president.

On the international scene, he managed to send peacekeepers to war-torn Bosnia and bombed Iraq after Saddam Hussein were stopping UN inspection of the evidence the existence of nuclear weapons, chemical and biological. He became a global leader in the development of NATO, more open international trade, and the global campaign against drug trafficking. He got a great welcome in his visits to South America, Europe, Russia, Africa, and the PRC in promoting US-style freedom.

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