The United States Government Essay example

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U.S. Government (History) The United States Government

A collection of short reports all dealing with the United States Government.

William Jefferson Clinton

William Jefferson Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. His father, William J. Blythe III was killed in an automobile collision just two months before William’s birth. At age four, William Jefferson Blythe IV was legally adopted by his mothers second husband, Roger Clinton, making him William Jefferson Clinton.

At age 22 William received a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. Just five years later, he received his law degree from Yale.

Soon after graduating from Yale, he became a law professor at the University of Arkansas. He did not stay
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Despite the seemingly insurmountable odds, Clinton won the election, with 46% of voting Americans supporting him.

Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice

Antonin Scalia was born March 11, 1936 in an Italian majority section of Trenton, New Jersey. His father, Eugene Scalia was a literary scholar and a professor of Romance Languages at Brooklyn College. His mother was an elementary school teacher.

Scalia attended Xavier High School, a Catholic Military academy. He graduated, first in his class, in 1953. One of his good friends once said: “He was brilliant, way above everybody else.” He later majored in History at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he again graduated first in his class. Soon after leaving Georgetown, he enrolled in Harvard Law School, where he was known around the campus as an effective debater.

From Harvard he earned an LL. B. Degree and in 1960 joined the Cleveland based law firm Jones, Day, Cockly and Reavis. He was one of the most straightforward conservatives on the staff and there too earned a reputation as a debater.

Later, President Richard Nixon appointed Scalia to the position of Part-time General Counsel in Executive Office of Telecom Policy. He was confirmed by Congress under the Gerald Ford administration for the position of Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Justice Department’s office of legal counsel. At that time his job was mostly to give advice to the President and the
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