Essay on Bill Clinton: A Life of Controversy

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Clinton impressed people with the idea of a family man in office. He was focused and charismatic. Better economy was what the American people wanted so that is what his goal was. During his reign he went through more scandals and controversies than any other president. He was impeached, yet despite all, he was loved by America. Our economy prospered and we had better diplomatic relations. The American people wanted change for the better and so they elected William Jefferson Clinton for their forty-second president of the United States of America.
Unique Information about Election Bill Clinton won his 1992 election campaign because he focused on the worsening economy while Bush ignored the problem. His campaign slogan was, “It’s the
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One of which is the Brady Bill. The Brady Bill forced a five-day waiting period on handgun purchases so that background checks could be done to help keep handguns away from criminals. That bill was passed to help with the crime rate that was steadily increasing. Another policy that went along with the Brady Bill was the Crime Bill. The Crime Bill put 100,000 new police officers out on the streets. Very successful important foreign polices/treaties included NAFTA and GATT. Clinton forged a bipartisan coalition to pass North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which led to an increase in exports to Mexico by twenty-three percent in the first eleven months. He also led the fight to pass General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) which lowered tariffs worldwide by $744 billion over ten years.
Successes and Failures in Office 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
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