Montgomery 1
Elicia Montgomery
Mr.Harris
English 3 HN
9December 2013
A Strong Woman
Even though Hillary Clinton has achiev...
Montgomery 2
Clinton then attended Yale University. She wrote three articles, published in the Harvard
Educational Review,...
Montgomery 3
Not too long after graduating, Hillary Clinton attended the Yale Child Study Center; and in 1974,
she became ...
Montgomery 4
second term, was marred with scandal and bad publicity, Hillary Clinton used her position as a
stepping stone...
Montgomery 5
as secretary of state, Clinton used her position to make women's rights and human rights a
central talking po...
Montgomery 6
Works Cited
Clinton, Hillary. Living History. New York: Harper, 2003. Print.
Clinton, Hillary. Osborne, Clair...
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  1. 1. Montgomery 1 Elicia Montgomery Mr.Harris English 3 HN 9December 2013 A Strong Woman Even though Hillary Clinton has achieved various heights and is a strong women’s right activist; she demonstrates a side of herself where she is a bit arrogant because of her intelligence with politics. Wherever Hillary Rodham Clinton is to go, she needs no introduction. Hillary Clinton is a strong minded woman; when she says something, you better believe she has the proof to back it up. Chicago, Illinois was blessed with a future women’s right activist, U.S. first lady, and much more on October 26, 1947. Once Clinton said "We need to understand that there is no formula for how women should lead their lives. That is why we must respect the choices that each woman makes for herself and her family. Every woman deserves the chance to realize her Godgiven potential." (Clinton 121)That quotation simply lets everyone know how strong of a women’s activist she is. She didn’t become as strong as she is overnight. “Though she had some natural intelligence; she constantly worked herself to the top. Hillary Clinton first attended Wellesley College; where she served as senior class president and graduated in 1969.” (Clinton 123)
  2. 2. Montgomery 2 Clinton then attended Yale University. She wrote three articles, published in the Harvard Educational Review, the Yale Law Journal and an academic series called Children’s Rights: Contemporary Perspectives. She wasn’t much of a party girl. She would rather stay in and talk about politics than go to a football game. Her mind was described as an organized mind. Sometimes she would spend 20 hours a day studying legal precedents and the constitution. Hillary Clinton was one of the 44 attorneys recruited to find out whether Nixon’s position justified impeachment, and if so, how it would be handled. Hillary Clinton said when she was studying “I was kind of locked in this soundproof room with the big headphones on, listening to tapes.”(Clinton 102-131) As Hillary Clinton was attending Yale, she met her future soul mate. Hillary and William Bill Clinton got very close. It seemed as if they both were very intelligent and there was no stopping their dreams.Their friends would say “they would either work wonderfully or fail miserably; there’s no in between. Bill once said “I loved being with her” Clinton said “But I had very ambivalent feelings about getting involved with her” Bill and Hillary were each other’s other half. They entered academic competitions together and very often took on victories. They were a team power house (Corner 151). They graduated in 1973 and Hillary graduated with honors. Hillary Clinton worked at very many jobs throughout her summers as a college student. “In 1971, she first came to Washington, D.C. to work on U.S. Senator Walter Mondale's subcommittee on migrant workers. In the summer of 1972, she worked in the western states for the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern.”(Clinton 34-99)
  3. 3. Montgomery 3 Not too long after graduating, Hillary Clinton attended the Yale Child Study Center; and in 1974, she became a member of the presidential impeachment inquiry staff. Hillary felt unless the child was being put at risk, government shouldn’t interfere in family affairs. October 11, 1975 Hillary Rodham married the love of her life, Bill Clinton. In 1978, Bill was elected as the Governor of Arkansas, and Hillary Clinton began her 12 year successfuland exciting role as the First Lady of Arkansas.” (King 22) Not only was she the First Lady of Arkansas, and was maintaining her wonderful profession as a lawyer; the power couple had their only child, Chelsea Victoria Clinton; who was born on February 27th, 1980.(Corner 386-402) “It was not until Bill decided to run for president, however, that Hillary Rodham-Clinton became the internationally known woman, she is today.” Most say that if it were not for Hillary Clinton’s involvement in Bill Clintons political life, he may not have accomplished all of the things that he’s achieved. In 1992 some people didn’t like how involved Hillary Clinton was with Bill’s political life. “Bill always came to Hillary’s defense, often claiming that, if elected, Hillary Clinton would be an integral part of his presidency, a “two for one deal.”(King 36-92) Bill Clinton was inaugurated January 20, 1993. Hillary Clinton took advantage of her position as first lady of the United States of America and involved herself in every way possible and more. Bill Clinton made Hillary Clinton head of the Task Force on National Health Reform. “Another topic dear to the First Lady’s heart was, and remains so to this day, women’s rights. During her eight years as First Lady, Hillary Clinton went to the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China were she delivered a famous speech”, saying that “human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights.” While her husband’s presidency, particularly his
  4. 4. Montgomery 4 second term, was marred with scandal and bad publicity, Hillary Clinton used her position as a stepping stone for her future successes.” (Clinton 1) In 2000, she let everyone know that she was going to strive for the New York seat. As senate Hillary Clinton prevailed her strong mindedness, and her willingness and natural ability to work with others, especially on September 11, 2001 which the terrorist attack took place.During her years as Senate, “she served on the Armed Services Committee, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee, the Budget Committee and the Select Committee on Aging. She was also a Commissioner on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.” No one would so much for their country unless they loved it from the bottom of their heart. “Clinton became the first wife of a president to seek and win national office and the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate from New York. She easily won re-election in November 2006.” (Goldenburg 155-172)Hillary Clintons long nights of studying and debates are paying off and she is got to experience stuff that many Americans will never understand or get to explore. In 2007 Hillary Clinton announced that she was running for president in the 2008 elections. The election was bound to be historic no matter what. It was either a male African American, or a female that would become president. They both ran a great race and demonstrated hard work, determination, and a tremendous amount of wonderful work ethic; but Hillary Clinton fell short. “She then was appointed to Secretary of State of the United States and continues to work toimprove American foreign policy and relationships with international powers. During her term
  5. 5. Montgomery 5 as secretary of state, Clinton used her position to make women's rights and human rights a central talking point of U.S. initiatives.” She became one of the most traveled secretaries of State in American history, and promoted the use of social media to convey the country's positions. Shealso led U.S. diplomatic efforts in responding to the Arab Spring and military intervention in Libya.”“December 30, 2012, Hillary Clinton was hospitalized with a blood clot related to the concussion that she had suffered earlier in the month. She was released from a New York hospital on January 2, 2013, after receiving treatment, and soon recovered and returned to work.” (Clinton 53) She took no time off. Bettering herself was like bettering the United States. “Clinton has been mentioned as a potential candidate for the 2016 presidential election. However, she has not publicly discussed her possible interest in another bid for the White House.” (Davis 201-221) If Hillary is to win in 2016, without a shadow of a doubt everyone should know that she will make her country proud; as if she hasn’t already?
  6. 6. Montgomery 6 Works Cited Clinton, Hillary. Living History. New York: Harper, 2003. Print. Clinton, Hillary. Osborne, Claire. The unique voice of Hillary Rodham Clinton: a portrait in her own words. Michigan: 1997. Print. Corner, John R. "Mediated Persona and Political Culture: Dimensions of Structure and Process." European Journal of Cultural Studies 3.3 (Aug. 2000): 386-402. Print. Davis, Rick. "Transcript: Rick Davis on 'FOX News Sunday.'" Interview with Chris Wallace. 7 Sept. 2008. Web. 18 Feb. 2010. Goldenburg, Suzanne. Madam President: is America ready to send Hillary Clinton to the White House? New York: 2007. Print. "Hillary Rodham Clinton." UXL Biographies. Detroit: U*X*L, 2011. Student Resources in Context.Web. 25 Nov. 2013.” King, Norman. The women in the white house. New York: 2001. Print. "3 Bill and Hillary Clinton: for still thinking about tomorrow." Foreign Policy 197 (2012): 34+. Student Resources in Context.Web. 25 Nov. 2013.

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