Bill Clinton a good president? As we see throughout history many people ignorant to many accomplishments presidents have, and only remember them for their assassinations or their scandals. Bill Clinton to many people is viewed as bad president over his scandalous affair with Monica Lewinsky. However Clinton was deeply involved in his Baptist Church, and once said “"Religious faith has permitted me to believe in the continuing possibility of becoming a better person every day, to believe in the search for complete integrity in life." Although Clinton had an affair, that didn’t affect his ability to govern the United States. Many people overlook the several accomplishments that he did for the United States of America because of that simple mistake that he had in his marriage. One of the several things Bill Clinton did was he reduced the crime rate. The crime rate fell every year that Clinton was president and was at a 26-year low by the end of his two terms. He also got funding to employ 100,000 nationwide. One very important thing that he bills that he signed was the Brady Bill was required a waiting period and a background check to purchase handguns, and in 1994 his Crime Bill included a ban on assault weapons which lead to a 40 percent decline in gun crime by 2001. Clinton was a strong supporter of modernizing the US military, which led to increased technology and efficiency. His administration focused on precision weapons and GPS technology, to reduce collateral
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The United States has had many admirable presidents, and also many other presidents that haven’t been very popular. Most people are aware of the famous presidents like: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, and the list goes on. On the other hand, there is also many presidents who are infamous, such as: Richard Nixon, Ulysses S. Grant, and probably the first “worst” president, John Tyler. In my opinion, John Tyler’s term in office was by far a failure because of his unpopularity, poor decision making, and failure to make any major impact as president.
Our country has had quite a few Presidents in its day and with that come the good and the bad. Now, not all Presidents are either purely good or bad. There are some that mostly bad with a bit of good while others can be mostly good with a hint of bad. Now, no man is perfect by any means but there are a few Presidents that have done fantastic while in office and that have been a purely beneficial factor for our country.
President Bill Clinton began an affair with Monica Lewinsky, a White House intern, in 1995. Later in 1998, when confronted with questions in regards to an affair with Monica Lewinsky, Clinton lied under oath in front of a grand jury. This, however, was not his first lapse in judgment as viewed by the Senate and Congress. The President and his wife, Hillary, found themselves involved in the Whitewater scandal beginning in 1978. In addition, during his campaign, Clinton was accused of draft dodging and rumors were spread in regards to his possible marriage infidelity. President Bill Clinton continued to find himself caught in the middle of scandals involving: Whitewater, Paula Jones, and most notably, Monica Lewinsky. The way Clinton handled
Furthermore President Bill Clinton has not been honest either. He was the youngest governor of Arkansas and has been awarded with many different honors and still has misused his power. Bill Clinton has obstructed justice, carried on an affair while in presidency, and abused his power in office. He has also committed two
Despite his scandals of an affair with an intern working in the White House, he not only significantly advanced the States economically but also provides health coverage for millions of children throughout the country by enacting a serial of bills. Eventually, he is admitted by American public.
nicknamed as bill Clinton served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.
A tragic hero is a person who is adored or praised by the public eye but then chooses an action that eventually leads to his or her’s own destruction. These kind of heroes have been around for an extreme amount of time. A tragic hero is most commonly heard of in a novel or epic, but there have been many historical tragic heroes throughout the real world. Every continent, every country, and even every state has had at least one real life tragic hero in their midst. The United State’s dealt with a tragic hero when they elected former president Bill Clinton into office. Clinton, who use to be known for his intelligence and great speaking abilities, is now known for his scandalous acts in the White House.
People will always remember Bill Clinton, for what reason, however, might be different. Some might remember him as a wonderful president who helped our country pull through the millennium unscathed. He protected our environment, promoted education, strengthened our economy, dropped the crime rate, dropped our nation's poverty levels and had some victories with international policies. At the same time we have health care that is falling apart, some problems with the military and a scandalous affair. Considering this one has to wonder what his legacy will be. A respected leader who learned as he went and made many valuable reforms? Or a president who didn't hold to his promises, and lied to the country? President Clinton has done many things during his presidency. Some were good some were bad. He made some mistakes and bad choices, but in the whole, he helped our country excel and flourish.
Throughout history we’ve had 43 presidents serve in the United States. They’ve all served differently, come from different backgrounds and they’ve all had different views like U.S. Citizens do. Not every president is going to be liked or disliked by everyone. Some presidents stand out more than others for their wise and foolheartedly decisions that they make in the position as president. As Citizens of the United States we are entitled to give our opinions, peacefully, meaning we can give our opinions on who we think is the best president.
Clinton refused to compromise. Clinton realized that when it came to certain politics, he had to draw the line. That was a turning point during Clinton’s presidency and it eventually paid off. Instead of being the blame for the government
President Clinton has the highest increase of federal inmates during any presidential term. From 1993 to 2001 the federal prison population increased 76,894 inmates. 1997-2001 is the highest recorded increase in prison population during a presidential term, with an increase of 51,129 inmates. He is responsible for the most expensive crime control package in the nation’s
While it is too early to accurately judge the presidency of Bill Clinton, most would agree that he was successful in office. He was the first democrat to successfully be reelected since Franklin Roosevelt. Yet, when a sufficient amount of time has passed and historians attempt to categorize and analyze Bill Clinton’s presidency, his legacy will ultimately be tied to scandal. The numerous scandals that Clinton faced – and survived –were an important aspect of the Clinton presidency. On one hand, they showed the well-documented weakness of Clinton’s personal character – his infidelities, his evasiveness, and his lack of integrity. Yet, Clinton’s ability to survive these scandals are a true testament how politically cunning and brilliant the man was.
President Clinton was a man entangled in his own ruins. He went from one lie to another and eventually was so caught up in them, that he was trapped. These lies brought on his downfall as a great leader. He was flawed like everyone, yet being a representative of the people, you need to keep these flaws hidden so that weakness is not shown. His failings were revealed to the whole world and his pride and integrity fell with them. The world no longer saw a leader, but a broken man. This was his ultimate failure. However, another big failure Clinton had while in office was his failure to
There was no perfect president so this president had to of made some mistakes and he had to mess up sometimes. Bill had a big failure in his second year of a huge healthcare problem. Bill had some personal issues with a woman. He had problems with personal Indiscretions with her. Charges were pressed on him but he was found not guilty.
Bill entered politics in Arkansas, and was defeated in his campaign for Congress in Arkansas’s Third District in 1974. Bill married Hillary Rodham the following year, a graduate of Wellesley College and Yale Law School, in 1980. He only had one child named Chelsea. Clinton was elected Arkansas Attorney General in 1976, and won the governorship in 1978. He regained office four years after losing a bid for a second term, and served until he defeated George Bush and third party candidate Toss Perot in the 1992 presidential race and became the President on January 20, 1993. He was Governor of Arkansas from 1979-1981 and 1983-1992) Bill’s vice President was Albert Gore Jr. Both White House and Congress were held by the same party for the first time in 12 years, but the Republicans won both houses in 1994. Bill Clinton was a Democratic President under the United States.