By: Adrianna Toledo
Hillary Clinton's Education
Hillary Clinton was born in Chicago Illinois on October 26,1947.
She went to school from 1965 to 1969 at Wellesley College where she was active in student politics and elected senior class president. She went on to earn her J.D. from Yale Law School from 1969 to 1973. Graduating with honors in 1973, she went on to enroll at Yale Child Study Center, where she took courses on children and medicine and completed one postgraduate year of study. Hillary worked at various jobs during her summers as a college student. In 1971, she first came to Washington, D.C. to work on U.S Senator Walter Mondale's subcommittee on migrant workers. In the summer of 1972, she worked in the western states for the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern. In the spring of 1974, Hillary became a member of the presidential impeachment inquiry staff, advising the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives during the Watergate Scandal. After President Richard M. Nixon resigned in August, she became a faculty member of the University of Arkansas Law School in Fayetteville.
Hillary Clinton's Occupation Before Entering the Race
After serving as a lawyer for the Congressional Committee investigating President Nixon, she moved to Arkansas where she taught law and ran legal clinics representing poor people. She co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, one of the state’s first child advocacy groups. As First Lady of Arkansas, she was a forceful champion for improving educational standards and health care access.
Why She Chose to Enter the Race
Hillary Clinton has many reasons to be in the race for, one of them is building on a lifetime of advocacy for human rights, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton affirmed that American foreign policy would “reflect our deep commitment to the cause of making human rights a reality for millions of oppressed people around the world.” One of Secretary Hillary's first steps to secure human rights as a pillar of foreign policy was joining the United Nations Human Rights Council, reversing the Bush administration’s policy of shunning the organization. She pledged to focus her energy as Secretary of State on human rights and, through the Human Rights Council, the U.S. deepened international engagement on efforts to fight human rights violations.
Hillary Clinton on Gun Control
Hillary Clinton has a three pronged plan. First, there are background checks. As president, she would hope to sign comprehensive federal background check legislation and close such loopholes for gun show and Internet sales. On the supply-side, her plan calls for repealing the law that prevents victims of gun violence from suing manufacturers and dealers, and backing punitive action against “bad-actor” dealers that “knowingly supply straw purchasers and traffickers.” She would also seek to limit access to guns among the mentally ill—specifically people involuntarily committed to outpatient treatment—and make straw purchasing a federal crime.
Hillary Clinton on Immigration
Hillary has been fighting her entire life to ensure that families have access to affordable health care. She sponsored the Immigrant Children’s Health Improvement Act in the Senate, which later became law and allows immigrant children and pregnant women to obtain Medicaid and SCHIP. She believes we should let families—regardless of immigration status—buy into the Affordable Care Act exchanges. Families who want to purchase health insurance should be able to do so.
Hillary Clinton on Economy
Hillary Clinton on Foreign Relations
Clinton thinks America needs to lead the fight to defeat ISIL in Syria and Iraq, as well as how to fight a growing terrorist infrastructure. She also addressed how to harden America’s defenses against threats at home and abroad. She thinks it’s time to begin a new phase to intensify and broaden our efforts, to smash the would-be caliphate and deny ISIS control of territory in Iraq and Syria. She says that starts with a more effective coalition air campaign, with more allied planes, more strikes and a broader target set.”
Hillary Clinton on Military
Her priorities on veterans and military personnel issues if elected, focusing on reforms to existing programs rather than the extensive overhauls and eliminations favored by her Republican rivals. Clinton proposes revamping the Veterans Health Administration, offering better coordination with military health care, private physicians and other existing resources while still leaving VA in the lead role.