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Bill Clinton

  1. 1. Bill Clinton By: Josie Burwell 5th
  2. 2. Why should we care? <ul><li>We Should care because he was another one of our United Staes Presidents. In the world, he successfully dispatched peace keeping forces to war-torn Bosnia and bombed Iraq when Saddam Hussein stopped United Nations inspections for evidence of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. He became a global proponent for an expanded NATO, more open international trade, and a worldwide campaign against drug trafficking. Clinton also defied his critics by surviving an array of personal scandals, turning the greatest fiscal deficit in American history into a surplus, effectively using American force to stop the murderous &quot;ethnic cleansing&quot; wars in Bosnia and Kosovo , and presiding over the greatest level of economic prosperity since the early 1960s. </li></ul>
  3. 3. When did this happened? <ul><li>The decade that this happened was in the 90's. Bill Clinton was one of the first in line to shake President Kennedy's hand in the Rose Garden. That event was one of the most memorable, important experiences of his youth. After that, he knew he wanted to make a difference in the lives of the people of America by becoming President. </li></ul><ul><li>That same year, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his historic &quot;I Have a Dream&quot; speech at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Bill Clinton watched the speech on television and was so deeply moved by Dr. King's words that he memorized them. Playing the saxophone was his favorite pastime. He loved music, practiced every day, and played in jazz ensembles. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Pictures... <ul><li>Bill Clinton on his music. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who's involved & what they did? <ul><li>The white house is involved.However, the character issues that had followed Clinton for years soon began to emerge once again. A series of investigations was begun to determine whether Clinton and Vice President Gore had participated in questionable fund-raising practices in their 1996 campaign. As his tenure wore on, Clinton came under increasing pressure from Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who in 1994 took over the investigation of the Clintons' involvement in the Whitewater land deal. Over time, Starr's brief was expanded to include other matters, such as the suicide of White House lawyer Vincent Foster, the handling of firings in the White House travel office, and allegations of sexual misconduct by Clinton. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The event and what happened. <ul><li>President Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas, three months after his father died in a traffic accident. When he was four years old, his mother wed Roger Clinton, of Hot Springs, Arkansas. In high school, he took the family name. He excelled as a student and as a saxophone player and once considered becoming a professional musician. As a delegate to Boys Nation while in high school, he met President John Kennedy in the White House Rose Garden. The encounter led him to enter a life of public service. Clinton was graduated from Georgetown University and in 1968 won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. He received a law degree from Yale University in 1973, and entered politics in Arkansas. Clinton was elected Arkansas Attorney General in 1976, and won the governorship in 1978. After losing a bid for a second term, he regained the office four years later, and served until he defeated incumbent George Bush and third party candidate Ross Perot in the 1992 presidential race. Then he became president of the Unites States of America. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Bill Clinton looks like a clown playing his instument.
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  9. 9. Questions... <ul><li>1. What all sis Bill Clinton accomplish? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>2.What kind of gut do you think Bill Clinton was? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>3. Was Bill Clinton consitant with his work? </li></ul>
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