The Presidents of the USA

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Bill Clinton
1993-2001


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R R R R R
William Jefferson Clinton
 

birthplace

Hope, AR

birthday

August 19

Life

1946-

age

OFC:46

party

Democratic

presidency highlights

Economic growth — Internet — Monica Lewinski scandal

nickname:

Slick Willie, Bubba

vice-president:

Al Gore
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previous office

Governor of Arkansas

key background fact:

Governor of Arkansas

occupation

Lawyer, Law Lecturer

military service

none

children

1:     1 girl

wife:

Hillary Rodham (1975)

height

6' 2'' / 1.88 m

higher education

Georgetown, Yale, Oxford

religion

Baptist

 

quote

"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America."

actions & events

  • 1993 "Don't ask, don't tell "- gays in the military.
  •  Monica Lewinsky scandal & Impeachment

economy

  • 1993-2001 Sustained economic growth and successive budget surpluses
  • 1993 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
  • 1994 NAFTA took effect

foreign affairs

  • 1993 Oslo accords; Isr./PLO
  • 1995 Dayton Bosnia agrmnt
  • 1999 Peacekeeping force in Kosovo.
  • 2000 Visit to Vietnam

military activity

  • 1993 Mogadishu Battle : 2 Black Hawks down, 18 killed
  • 1995 Air strikes on Bosnian Serb targets.
  • 1999 NATO bombing against Serbs in Kosovo

unique facts

  • First White House website (1994)
  • His wife, Hillary, is the first First Lady to attain elective office herself.

interesting

As a delegate to Boys Nation, William Clinton met JFK when he was 17.
Later won a Rhodes scholarship to study at Oxford University.

military activity

  • 1993 Mogadishu Battle : 2 Black Hawks down, 18 killed
  • 1995 Air strikes on Bosnian Serb targets.
  • 1999 NATO bombing against Serbs in Kosovo

Legacy

The longest period of peacetime economic expansion in USA history. A not so distant period before the WTC fell, before U.S. troops bogged down in Iraq, before recession. And also before the scandals and the bitter partisan battles of the 1990s.

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