Bill Clinton

The 42nd President

Basic Information

Birthday: August 19th, 1946

Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas

Spouse: Hilary Rodham

Years Served As President: 1983-1992

Governor of Arkansas

Rhodes Scholar

Moved Democrats to center

Presided over balanced budget

Benefited from strong economy

Monica Lewinsky scandal following impeachment

Accomplishments on Certain Issues VS. George W. Bush

The Economy:

Bill Clinton was known for getting both parties to work together. His economic plan brought both "Republican" and "Democratic" ideas. His administration and him enforced a more entrepreneurial outlook on the governments interactions with the economy, and he also gave more power to the state and local governments.

Unlike George W. Bush, he ended his terms with a budget surplus instead of a national debt.

Health Care:

Bill Clinton and his administration tried to propose a healthcare reform package in 1993. This plan proposed a way to get universal health care for all Americans. First Lady Hilary Rodham Clinton was also very involved in popularizing the bill. However, it was looked down upon by the conservatives and libertarians, as well as the health insurance industry. The bill was eventually announced dead in 1994.

Foreign Policy: As soon as Bill Clinton took office he had a very ambitious agenda. Unlike George W. Bush most of Clinton's time was spent on the United States of America. George W. Bush had a lot more roles in foreign policy which should be the case because of the major terrorism that happened. Bill Clinton did not have a major terrorism act that happened, he also did not have many wars.

Vice President: Bill Clinton's President was Albert Gore. He like, Richard Cheney (George W. Bush's vice president), had a very prominent role in Clinton's administration.

Politics: Bill Clinton lacked a political capital to pass much of his agenda. His many proposed ideas where crushed with Republican's opposition. He worked very hard for reelection however, he did not do it soon enough. His next term was the same as before with the Republicans controlling the House and the Senate. This was not the case with George W. Bush. He was focusing on having his legislation.