The Presidency Of The United States : Bill Clinton

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42nd Presidency of the United States: Bill Clinton Bill Clinton, whose original name is William Jefferson Blythe III, was born on August 17, 1946 in Hope, Arkansas. Three months before his birth, his father died in a car accident. When Clinton was four years old, his mother, Virginia Dell Kelley, got married to Roger Clinton. Bill Clinton adopted his last name after his stepfather. He excelled as a student and as a saxophone player and once considered becoming a professional musician (Frank Freidel and Hugh Sidey.) When Clinton was in High School he had the opportunity to meet President John Kennedy at the White House Rose Garden. After the meeting with Kennedy, Bill Clinton began to being interested in public service. The 42nd…show more content…
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. It was in 1991 when Bill Clinton decided to run for president. Clinton had a new vision and a new plan for the country. After a long primary process, Governor Clinton was nominated as the Democratic presidential candidate (Biography of the President.) During his campaign his main concept was “putting people first.” Clinton’s main concern was to put people first; educationally, economically and with health. On Election Day, Bill Clinton received 43 per cent of the vote, Bush 37 per cent, and Perot 19 per cent. In the electoral college, Clinton’s triumph was more impressive, winning by 370-to-168 (White.) Clinton was announced and elected as the 42nd President of the United States. FIRST TERM: MAJOR PIECES OF LEGISLATION, ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND FAILURES In
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