Life History of Bill Clinton

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Bill Clinton William Jefferson Clinton succeeded where no other Democrat since Franklin had. He was re-elected to a second term as President. Clinton also proved most of his critics wrong, surviving the personal scandals that came about. During his presidency, Clinton broke promises and failed in certain areas, but he still had support of the American people. Even after his affair with Monica Lewinsky, the people still wanted him in office. They liked what he was doing for the country and supported him no matter what. Bill Clinton was an important president in American history, even through his personal scandals and broken promises.
William Jefferson Clinton, now known as Bill Clinton, was born on August 19, 1946. He spent the
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Hillary has repeatedly saved her husband's political life (Haynes 368).
In one of his first official actions as president, Clinton named First Lady Hillary Clinton to head the White House Task Force on National Health Care Reform, along with business consultant Ira Magaziner. Neither had experience in managing policy development in the federal government, and they also shared a refusal to compromise. Five months after their deadline, Clinton and Magaziner brought forth a 1,300 page bill that was sent to Congress as the proposed Health Security Act. It was very complex and promised splendid benefits, but Clinton and Magaziner hadn't accounted for the costs. Also, President Clinton failed to explain the plan to the public. Needless to say, the public didn't support the bill and the Senate pronounced the Clinton Bill dead. This was strike one for Clinton. To this day, health care still hasn't improved. The number of Americans who do not have health coverage has increased to more than 40 million (Campbell 217).
Even though there were problems in his first term, Clinton won re-election in the 1996 race. Although there were many ups and downs in his career, the most popular is probably the Monica Lewinsky scandal. When first asked about it, Clinton denied it, which would later lead to his impeachment. Clinton was only the second president to be impeached, and


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