The Legacy Of Bill Clinton Essay

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Bill Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe III in Hope, Arkansas, to Virginia Dell Cassidy and William Jefferson Blythe, Jr., a traveling salesman. His father died in a car crash three months before Bill was born. He was raised by his grandparents for four years while his mother was in Louisiana studying nursing, in order to support herself and her son. In 1950 When his mother remarried, her new husband adopted Bill and changed his last name to Clinton whose name young Bill took; his half-brother, Roger Clinton, was born in 1956. Always interested in politics and working to help people, Clinton majored in International Affairs at Georgetown University and then spent a year in England attending Oxford. Next, he went to Yale University to earn his law degree. There at Yale is where he met his wife, Hillary Rodham. He graduated in 1968 and won a Rhodes Scholarship, which he used to study government at Oxford University. Clinton graduated from Yale Law School in 1973. He then taught law in Arkansas, and ran for political office. He was elected Arkansas Attorney General in 1976, then Governor in 1978. He won re-election in 1982, and served until he won the US Presidency in 1992, becoming the 42nd President of the United States, and winning re-election in 1996.. He won re-election in 1982, and served until he won the US Presidency in 1992, becoming the 42nd President of the United States, and winning re-election in 1996. Working closely with his wife Hillary, Clinton set…

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