Bill Clinton was the 42nd American president. His time in office was considered prosperous, with low inflation and high employment rates.
However, he was also one of the few presidents who faced the accusation.
1946 Bill Clinton is born
Bill was born in Arkansas, where he lived and served for many years before becoming president. He was born as William Blythe, but his father died before Bill was born, and took the surname of his stepfather, Clinton.
1963 Clinton meets President Kennedy
While traveling to the capitol to tour the White House, Clinton was able to meet with President Kennedy. It was at this moment that Clinton realized that he wanted a life in public service.
1968 Georgetown Graduation
Bill attended Georgetown University with a scholarship. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in the Foreign Service.
1973 Attend Yale University
Bill went on to attend University College in Oxford, but soon changed the program and transferred to Yale University. He graduated in 1973 with a law degree.
1975 Marriage and a family
While attending Yale University, Bill met Hillary Rodham. They married in 1975 and had their only son in 1980.
1976 Arkansas Attorney General
Clinton returned to her home in Arkansas after graduating from Yale. He ran for the House of Representatives and, while losing the election, was appointed to the Office of the Attorney General.
1978 Governor of Arkansas
Bill ran and won the election for the governor of Arkansas in 1978. He became the youngest governor of Arkansas in history, and his time in office was mostly positive.
1980 A successful governance
Mr. Clinton was governor for more than ten years. He directed his state in educational reform and tried a reform of medical care.
1992 Presidential Elections
Clinton joined the presidential race but had little hope of winning, since President Bush had an approval rating of 80%. However, when President Bush resumed his promise not to raise taxes, his approval rating dropped and Clinton was able to move.
The first term of President Clinton had a prosperous beginning when he immediately signed the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993. The public gathered around him, and his popularity grew.
1997 Second election
President Clinton resumed in the 1996 presidential election. He won an easy victory as his popularity in office continued.
1998 Clinton faces impeachment
After allegations surfaced about the Lewinsky scandal, Clinton faced impeachment. However, the Senate held a trial and declared him innocent.
2000 Leaving the office
Although he had recently gone through the Lewinsky indictment and scandal, the country continued to love President Clinton. When he left office, his approval ratings were 68%.
2004 Life after the presidency
Clinton published an autobiography in 2004 entitled My Life. In the same year, the Presidential Center and William J. Clinton Park in Arkansas was inaugurated.
2014 Clinton today
Today, President Clinton continues his work for the nation. He was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.