Hillary Clinton Biography

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William Jennings Bryan once said, “Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will soon be the majority.” So often being Americans, we catch ourselves pulling for the underdog or cheering with the minority in hopes to see the majority fall in embarrassment. Historically speaking an independent woman was frowned upon and in some cases, they still are and a black African American was not even considered to be politically capable of running a country until 2008 when Barak Obama became president of the United States. Men and woman, both black and white throughout history have been underestimated and thrown to the side with the minority who accepted them. It takes a special leader from …show more content…
Hillary grew up in the windy city of Chicago in a middle class household. Her dad was a World War II veteran who also owned a small business. Hillary Clinton grew up helping her dad run the small business along with her mother Dorothy and her two brothers. Hillary was raised Methodist and was taught by her mother in Sunday school. Hillary Clinton received her education from a public school where she was involved as a Girl Scout and brownie girl. Clinton shows her gratitude towards her parents and education by stating the following, “I feel very lucky because of my parents and my education, the opportunities that I’ve had, so I would like to continue working to improve life for others.” Hillary graduated from Wellesley College and theyn went to Yale Law School. Hillary met her husband future president Bill Clinton at law school. The young couple moved to Arkansas and shortly after was married. Bill pursued politics, becoming the governor of Arkansas making Hillary the first lady. Hillary became the first lady of the United States after her husband was elected president in 1992. In 1995, Hillary Clinton took a leap of faith and spoke out in Beijing to the UN about women’s rights. Five years later she was elected as a US senator. She was the first woman to be elected from New York ever. Hillary has had a much decorated political career. Her most notable moment yet was when she ran against Barak Obama in the 2008 presidential election. Even though she lost she remained optimistic, telling her voters "Although we weren’t able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it’s got about 18 million cracks in

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