Bill Clinton Critique Paper

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Critique Paper on President Bill Clinton

William Jefferson Clinton was born on August 19, 1946 in the small city of Hope, Arkansas. Bill Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States of America, serving his time in the White House from 1993 – 2001. He was the third youngest president to have taken office, with only Theodore Roosevelt and John Kennedy being younger than him. During the time in office of President Clinton, the U.S experienced a lot of benefits. Clinton also successfully managed to do what no other democrat since Theodore Roosevelt had done either – he was reelected for a second term. In this paper, I will outline what President Clinton achieved successfully during his time in office, and also my opinion on the
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Clinton’s Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 raised taxes on top of the income rate – to 39 percent from 28 percent, and as such, tax revenues were increased. This was the main reason for the economy improving.

Over 22 million new jobs were created during this time, which is the most ever under a single administration – and furthermore unemployment dropped from 7% to 4% by the time Clinton left office – which was the lowest it had been in 30 years. Following this, the average household income rose by over $6,000 in 1993 – after previously falling by almost $2,000 under the previous presidency between 1988-1992. Furthermore, education under President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore was dramatically improved – with a number of developments made. They almost doubled financial aid for students in college, creating new scholarships such as the HOPE scholarship. Likewise, President Clinton increased the connectivity of schools to the internet from a mere 35 percent in 1994, to a massive 95 percent at the end of 1999, an increase of 61 percent.

President Clinton was pro-environment, and introduced policies which helped to preserve around 4million acres of land within national monuments, therefore strengthening the Safe Drinking Water Act, and more than 44 million people were updated on clean air standards during his time in office. Following on from this,

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