Bill Clinton

By: Sarah, Connor, Corey, and Ryan E.

Short Bio

HIs father died before he was born and his mother married an abusive man. He graduated from Georgetown University and then was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford. Then he studied at Yale and married fellow law student, Hillary Rodham. He was an attorney general for Arkansas and also the governor of Arkansas. During his presidency, Clinton had an affair with White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, and was impeached.

Foreign Policy

The foreign policy of Bill Clinton helped some countries and left others out to dry. Bill Clinton did well helping Albainans in their slaughter but Somalia was not helped as much as it needed.

Domestic Policy

He passed the policy of "don't ask, don't tell." He wanted universal coverage of healthcare. He passed his economic package that surged tax revenues.

What defined him as President?

The Monica Lewinsky scandal is what Clinton is best remembered for, however during his time as president the US economy was as strong as it has ever been. While in office the nation had the lowest unemployment rates, lowest inflation rates, and highest homeownership rates in modern history. His economic policy is what really defined Bill Clinton's presidency.

3rd Way

He wanted to balance conservative and liberal ideas, so he used conservative means to achieve liberal goals. He felt that government should serve in a partnership with businesses to create economic opportunities for working people.

Brady Bill

The Brady bill essentially makes it harder to purchase a handgun. It instituted a 5 day waiting period for the firearm transactions as well as implementing background checks to all who wish to purchase said weapons.

NAFTA

This was a free trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. It was put into action while Clinton was in office.

Impeachment

Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives in 1998 on the grounds of perjury and obstruction of justice in the Monica Lewinsky case. He was later acquitted of all charges by the senate in 1999.