Essay on Bill Clinton: 42nd President of the United States

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The name of my President is Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States of America. Bill Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in the small town of Hope, Arkansas. Bill was named after his father, William Jefferson Blythe II, who had been killed in a car accident just three months before he was born. Bill’s birth name was William Jefferson Blythe III. His mother, Virginia Cassidy Blyth, moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, to study nursing and find a way to support herself and Bill Clinton, and he stayed with his grandparents in Hope. Eldridge and Edith Cassidy taught Bill strong values and beliefs teaching him that everyone is created equal no matter how different of skin or race they seemed. His mother returned in …show more content…
The name of my President is Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States of America. Bill Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in the small town of Hope, Arkansas. Bill was named after his father, William Jefferson Blythe II, who had been killed in a car accident just three months before he was born. Bill’s birth name was William Jefferson Blythe III. His mother, Virginia Cassidy Blyth, moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, to study nursing and find a way to support herself and Bill Clinton, and he stayed with his grandparents in Hope. Eldridge and Edith Cassidy taught Bill strong values and beliefs teaching him that everyone is created equal no matter how different of skin or race they seemed. His mother returned in 1950 with her degree when Bill was 4 years old and married an automobile salesman, Roger Clinton. In 1956, Bill Clinton’s half-brother, Roger Clinton Jr., was born. Bill had his name legally changed from Blythe to Clinton in high school, also when his brother was old enough to attend school. In school Bill excelled in his academics and as a saxophone player and was once considered to become a professional musician. In 1962, Bill Clinton was chosen to go to the White House to meet President John F. Kennedy as a delegate to Boys Nation. After meeting the President and shaking his hand, Bill knew that he wanted to help make a difference in the lives of the people. He attended and graduated from Georgetown University and in 1968 won a
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