President Clinton 's Foreign Policy Essay

2285 Words Oct 29th, 2014 10 Pages
When President Clinton was elected, foreign policy was not something that he was expecting to be employing. Frankly, it was not something that he was at all prepared to do. On inauguration day, he was 46 years old, making him the third-youngest person to hold the oval office. His prior political experience was time as a governor and as the Attorney General for the state. The United States has just finished the Gulf War. He was elected on campaign promises that focused on fixing domestic issues. Despite his promises of a focus on fixing domestic issues, he continually be faced with the decision to intervene or participate in multiple conflicts. His term was the longest period of peace that a U.S President has served, but America would still engage in several prominent issues of international peace keeping. While these issues would not receive much attention in the press, they are significant issues of foreign affair and specific events would affect President Clinton’s foreign policy. Throughout his term, President Clinton introduced the American people to the effective use of peacekeepers to settle situations of crisis, particularly when the conflicted was rooted in ethnic conflict. Bill Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe III, on August 19, 1946. His biological father, William Jefferson Blythe Jr. was killed in a car accident three months prior to his birth. His mother, Virginia Dell Cassidy, a nurse, remarried Roger Clinton when Bill was four years old. Bill did…

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