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President bill clinton life and cv


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President Bill Clinton life

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President bill clinton life and cv

  2. 2. Outlines • Clinton’s Early Years • College • Presidency • Clinton’s Domestic Issues and Challenges • Foreign Policy Challenges • Clinton’s Foreign Policy Legacy • Achievements
  3. 3. Early life  Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, at Julia Chester Hospital in Arkansas.  His father, William Jefferson was a traveling salesman who died in an automobile accident three months before Bill was born.  His mother, Virginia Dell Cassidy, traveled to New Orleans to study nursing soon after he was born.  She left Bill in Hope with grandparents, who owned and ran a small grocery store.
  4. 4. Clinton’s Early Years Bill Clinton meets President John F. Kennedy as a 16 year-old delegate of Boy’s Nation on June 6, 1963
  5. 5. College  Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., receiving a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (B.S.) degree in 1968.  Upon graduation, he won a Rhodes Scholarship to University College, Oxford where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics, though because he had switched programs and had left early for Yale University, he did not receive a degree there.  After Oxford, Clinton attended Yale Law School and earned a Juris Doctor degree in 1973.  In a Yale library in 1971 he met a law student Hillary Rodham. And they later married on October 11, 1975, and their only child, Chelsea, was born on February 27, 1980. Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham at Yale Law School, January 1972
  6. 6. Bill Clinton taking the Oath of Office as the Governor of Arkansas on January 9, 1979 Political career 1978–1992
  7. 7. Election results 1993
  8. 8. Election results 1997
  9. 9. Presidency In 1993 Bill won the presidential election and was ready to start his 4 year term. Bill won his second-term in 1997. Bill was done as president in 2001 and now goes to different countries and makes speeches. Clinton family in White House
  10. 10. Clinton’s Domestic Issues Worked to Develop NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement)    to eliminate barriers to trade and investment between the US, Canada and Mexico At $248.2 billion for Canada and $163.3 billion for Mexico, they were the top two purchasers of US exports in 2010 At $276.4 billion for Canada and $229.7 billion for Mexico, they were the second and third largest suppliers of goods imports to the United States in 2010
  11. 11. Other Domestic Challenges Internet  The internet emerged as a major means of communication and commerce.  People were concerned about inappropriate material on the Internet.  The White House tried to pass a law to limit sexually explicit material, but the Supreme Court ruled that it violated the right to freedom of speech.
  12. 12. Other Domestic Challenges Terrorism  Terrorists exploded a bomb in Oklahoma City that killed 168 people.
  13. 13. Foreign Policy Challenges Oslo Accords  2nd U.S. Attempts  Clinton hosted the signing of a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.  Agreed to self-rule for Palestinians in return for the Palestinians recognizing Israel’s right to exist
  14. 14. Foreign Policy Challenges Somalia  The Battle of Mogadishu occurred in Somalia in 1993. Bosnian Serb o In 1995, U.S. and NATO aircraft attacked Bosnian Serb targets to halt attacks on U.N. safe zones and to pressure them into a peace accord. Kosovo war 1999
  15. 15. Foreign Policy Challenges Haiti  Clinton pledged the use of American troops to lead a UN mission to remove a military dictator.  The presence of UN forces helped bring about a generally peaceful change in government.
  16. 16. Clinton’s Foreign Policy Legacy? Peace Operations  Somalia  Rwanda  Bosnia  Kosovo
  17. 17. Achievements  Clinton signed the Family and • Clinton, Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat during the Oslo Accords on September 13, 1993. • The Clinton administration also launched the first official White House website,, on October 21, 1994. • When he left the presidency there was a budgetary surplus of $ 559 billion dollars Medical Leave Act of 1993 on February 5  Clinton signed the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 in August of that year, which passed Congress without a Republican vote. It cut taxes for fifteen million low-income families, made tax cuts available to 90 percent of small businesses, and raised taxes on the wealthiest 1.2 percent of taxpayers.
  18. 18. Camp David 2000 Clinton brought Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat together at Camp David. Following the peace talk failures, Clinton stated Arafat "missed the opportunity" to facilitate a "just and lasting peace." In his autobiography, Clinton blames Arafat for the collapse of the summit.