Bill 1946: President Bill Clinton

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Page 579 Clinton, Bill 1946- THE 1992 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CLINTON’S FIRST TERM CLINTON’S FOREIGN POLICY SCANDALS, CONTROVERSIES, AND IMPEACHMENT PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF CLINTON DURING HIS PRESIDENCY POSTPRESIDENCY ACTIVITIES BIBLIOGRAPHY Bill Clinton was the forty-second president of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. He was born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. His father, William Jefferson Blythe Jr. (1918-1946), was a salesman who died in an auto accident before Clinton was born. When Bill Clinton was fourteen, he legally adopted the surname of his stepfather, Roger C. Clinton Sr. (1908-1967). While attending Georgetown University, Clinton interned with Senator J. William Fulbright…show more content…
After securing an impressive, second-placePage 580 | Top of Articlefinish in the New Hampshire primary and winning southern primaries, Clinton’s victories in the New York and California primaries assured him of the Democratic presidential nomination. Meanwhile, Republican president George H. W. Bush’s reelection campaign was weakened by the lingering effects of the 1990-1991 recession, Bush’s violation of his 1988 promise not to raise taxes, dwindling public concern with foreign policy, and the independent presidential candidacy of Ross Perot, a Texas…show more content…
Some conservative critics also accused Clinton of ordering the murders of Vincent Foster (1945-1993), the deputy White House counsel, and Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown (1941-1996). Foster’s death was officially ruled to be a suicide, and Brown died in a plane crash in

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