Republican candidate, George H.W. Bush, had lost the 1992 presidential election to a young Democrat from Arkansas, Bill Clinton. Clinton was somewhat of a dark horse candidate. He survived a giant sex scandal during his election, however, a third party run by Ross Perot split the vote and in 1993, Clinton was inaugurated. Clinton's foreign policy agenda, included the Oslo Accords between Israel and the PLO and NATO action in the Balkans. Successes and failures of the Clinton presidency included the failed attempt at health care reform, the very horrible attempt on LGBT issues, mixed feelings on the welfare reform and the more uplifting issues such as the huge improvements made in the economy. Also, computers were blowing up with the public
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
Clinton’s first problem occurred in 1994, when Paula Jones claimed that Bill Clinton propositioned her and exposed himself to her while he was governor of Arkansas. Clinton denied everything from the beginning. In 1997, Clinton offered $700,000 to settle the case, but Jones only wanted an apology. If Clinton did not do anything wrong, then why would he pay a hefty fine to dismiss the case? April first of this year, the Jones case was dropped, but was reopened in November. Jones came out with a recorded $800,000 settlement (Froomkin 1).
The Whitewater Scandal was a fraudulent land scheme involving the former Governor of Arkansas, William Jefferson Bill Clinton and his wife Hilary Rodham Clinton who partner with Susan and Jim McDougal to purchased land worth $203,000 with the intention of building vacation homes. It was called the Whitewater Development Corp. In 1982, their venture unfortunately failed and Clinton brought a small saving and loans association: Madison Guaranty. This eventually raised suspicions, which led federal regulators to question Madison Guaranty’s financial stability and lending practices. It is important to remember the alleged wrongdoing all occurred before Clinton was elected president in 1992, but the investigation continued into the presidents’ second term in office in 1996. Even though the Whitewater Development failed financially, neither President Clinton nor Hilary Clinton were able to pocket any profit. Once Bill Clinton announced that he was running for president, the national media began investigating Clinton (Gormley, Ken). The national media discovered that the Whitewater Development associated the Clintons in dealings that were questionable to the extent of corruption through illegal loans. Further investigation revealed that Clinton was also abusing his powers in the office by pressuring women to interact in sexual activities with him. From the Republicans perspective, the impeachment of Clinton exacerbated the
In the 1980’s, the United States was in a recession. Clinton’s presidency helped America get out of the red and was finally out of debt. During this time, crime rates rose as well as poverty and unemployment. Bill Clinton was elected in 1992 as a Democrat, and ran again in 1996 to be re-elected. Clinton’s Presidency consisted of many improvements within the nation, but also the collapse of his reputation. Throughout his presidency, Clinton was charged with perjury and obstruction of justice due to an affair with Monica Lewinsky. Although Clinton was a member of the Democratic Party, he worked with the Congressional Republicans throughout his presidency, in order to unite the two parties while he was in office. Both Clinton and the Republican
Everything was going great until the media found out about a secret affair between the president and white house intern Monica Lewinsky. Once this story hit newsstands across the nation the president was the only name people were talking about. It has been heard of before about former president John F. Kennedy with celebrity actress Marylin Monroe, but the nation found out about it after his death, so Americans didn’t take it to heart so severely as they did with Clinton. Because of this incident he was looked at more thoroughly by all government officials, so he was taken to court on accounts of perjury and obstruction of justice for that same incident with Monica
When Bill Clinton became the president of the United States of America some investigations took place when he was accused more than one thing. These investigations were the caused for his impeachment.
One of the most known scandals in U.S. government history was the bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal. Lewinsky was an intern for the white house who graduated from Lewis and Clark College. After serving as an intern she was hired as an employee for the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. Clinton began a personal relationship with her shortly after she received the job in legislative affairs. Lewinsky told her department co worker, Linda Tripp, who recorded their phone call conversations. The Clinton and Lewinsky scandal was brought to light in 1998. Once the scandal is brought to light, Lewinsky says she had sexual encounters with President
Not everything President Clinton did was viewed as morally correct by the public. The sex scandal with White House intern Monica Lewinsky tarnished his up until then spotless reputation; that caused some of the public eyes opinion to change. Before the sex scandal happened Clinton was revered for his policies. People are always looking for flaws and Monica Lewinsky just happened to be Bill Clinton’s. It was not a public matter that needed to be discussed, it was a marriage affair that should have stayed private between Lewinsky, Clinton, and the first lady Hillary Clinton. The public didn’t need to make a big deal about, nor didn’t need to know about it. People who look back on it now say the public “clowned” Clinton for something that was not even their business. Though Clinton is mostly known for the sex scandal his legacy he lives lies within the fact he was the first baby-boomer
President Clinton’s Presidency started with the historic upset defeat of incumbent President George Herbert Walker Bush. Assuming his role as the 42nd President of the United States on January 20th, 1993, President Clinton embarked on a series of initiatives primarily focused on social reform. During President Clinton’s first term his administration signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Violence Against Women Act, and the North American Free Trade Agreement. President Clinton actively pursued diversification of senior level government positions during his first term as well, with Janet Reno becoming the first female U.S. Attorney General, Madeleine Albright becoming the first female U.S. Secretary of State, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg becoming just the second female Supreme Court Justice. President Clinton also worked to actively reduce the federal budget deficit. In 1996 President Clinton ran as an incumbent for his second term as President; President Clinton defeated Republican Senator Bob Dole with a considerable margin of victory in the Electoral College,
Having a title as big as President of the United States can bring it’s downfalls with people always trying to take them down and invade their privacy, which Bill Clinton learned the hard way of. Clinton had led on an affair with his intern, Monica S. Lewinsky, in 1995 to 1997 and was brought into the light, causing for the view of him to change within the House. Clinton’s affair and lies would cause for discussions of impeachment to rise. The question does come into play, would Clinton’s denial of the affair worth the cause of his impeachment? Bill Clinton’s partaking in an inappropriate relationship would all end with a downfall and taint his presidency.
Now I am going to start talking about Bill Clinton’s impeachment. He was impeached or accused because he lied under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice. In November 1995, Bill Clinton started having a (n) affair with a 21 year old woman named Monica Lewinsky. Through about one year and a half Monica and Bill had almost 12 sexual run-ins with each other. In 1995 Monica switch her jobs and now she is at the pentagon. The first summer sence Monica started Working at the pentagon she started telling one of her co-workers named Linda Tripp about her sexual run-ins with the president Bill Clinton. In 1997 now that the sexual run-ins between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, Linda started taking notes of the conversations she had between her and Monica.
Because of this interest, he was campaigning for a Connecticut candidate Senate. In 1974 Clinton had the first opportunity to run for Congress, his opponent was a Republican incumbent John Paul Hammerschmidt. Unfortunately he lost, but at the same time he gained more knowledge in politics. Clinton was elected Attorney General of Arkansas in 1976. Two years later, at the age of thirty-two, he became the youngest governor in the United States (Biography of the President.) He was governor of Arkansas for 11 years. Clinton lost a second term in 1980’s, and afterward he decided to run as a Democratic candidate for the next gubernational election.
While it’s practically impossible to write a research paper without referring to the scandalous side of President Bill Clinton, this research will also spotlight how excellent Bill Clinton was as a president and present interesting facts about his life.
During 1995 many Americans were not happy with Clinton's performance as President, falling to a low of 39%. Many could say his chances of being re-elected were slim to none (Smith, Lecture Notes, week 10). Many Americans were upset with his campaign for failed promises such as the reform on nation’s health care system. There also was controversies between the Republicans and the Democrats. Many conservatives were upset that he ended the ban on homosexuals in the military which affected his public support from this group (Patterson 327-328). In contrast some Liberals were troubled about NAFTA or the North American Free Trade Agreement because of the concern with losing jobs to Mexico and Canada (Patterson 334).