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}}'''William Jefferson''' "'''Bill'''" '''Clinton''' (born '''William Jefferson Blythe III'''; August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States. He served from 1993 to 2001. As President, Clinton presided over the longest period of peacetime economic expansion in American history, successfully passed welfare reform, and created the State Children's Health Insurance Program, providing health coverage for millions of children.<ref>[http://clinton5.nara.gov/WH/Accomplishments/eightyears-01.html The Clinton Presidency: A Historic Era of Progress and Prosperity]</ref>
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}}'''William Jefferson''' "'''Bill'''" '''Clinton''' (b. '''William Jefferson Blythe III''' on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas) was the 42nd President of the United States. He served from 1993 to 2001.
  
Clinton was later impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice in a scandal involving a White House intern, but was acquitted by the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] and served his complete term of office.<ref>[http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/history/johnson/clintontimeline.htm The Clinton Impeachment, a Basic Chronology--with links to some video on the affair]</ref> The Congressional Budget Office reported a budget surplus between the years 1998 and 2000, the last three years of Clinton's presidency.<ref>[http://articles.latimes.com/2000/jun/27/news/mn-45265 Citing a Record Budget Surplus, Clinton Offers Congress a Deal]</ref> Clinton left office with the highest end-of-office approval rating of any U.S. president since World War II.<ref>[http://www.gallup.com/poll/116584/presidential-approval-ratings-bill-clinton.aspx Presidential Approval Ratings -- Bill Clinton]</ref><ref>[http://uspolitics.about.com/od/polls/l/bl_historical_approval.htm Historical Presidential Approval Ratings]</ref>
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Clinton was the 2nd president to be impeached, on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in a scandal involving a White House intern. However, he was acquitted by the [[United States Senate|Senate]] and served his complete term of office.<ref>[http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/history/johnson/clintontimeline.htm The Clinton Impeachment, a Basic Chronology--with links to some video on the affair]</ref>  
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Prior to serving as president, Clinton was the governor of Arkansas.<ref name="biobio">[http://www.biography.com/people/bill-clinton-9251236?page=1 ''Biography.com'', "Bill Clinton biography," accessed November 25, 2013]</ref>
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The Congressional Budget Office reported a budget surplus between the years 1998 and 2000, the last three years of Clinton's presidency.<ref>[http://articles.latimes.com/2000/jun/27/news/mn-45265 Citing a Record Budget Surplus, Clinton Offers Congress a Deal]</ref> Clinton left office with the highest end-of-office approval rating of any U.S. president since World War II.<ref>[http://www.gallup.com/poll/116584/presidential-approval-ratings-bill-clinton.aspx Presidential Approval Ratings -- Bill Clinton]</ref><ref>[http://uspolitics.about.com/od/polls/l/bl_historical_approval.htm Historical Presidential Approval Ratings]</ref>
  
 
Since then, he has been involved in public speaking and humanitarian work. Clinton created the William J. Clinton Foundation to promote and address international causes such as the prevention of AIDS and global warming.<ref>[http://www.clintonfoundation.org/ William J. Clinton Foundation website]</ref>
 
Since then, he has been involved in public speaking and humanitarian work. Clinton created the William J. Clinton Foundation to promote and address international causes such as the prevention of AIDS and global warming.<ref>[http://www.clintonfoundation.org/ William J. Clinton Foundation website]</ref>

Revision as of 14:25, 25 November 2013

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Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton.jpg
President of the United States
Former officeholder
In office
January 20, 1993 - January 20, 2001
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorGeorge H.W. Bush
Prior offices
Governor of Arkansas
1978-1980, 1982-1993
Arkansas State Attorney General
1976-1978
Education
High schoolHot Springs High School
Bachelor'sGeorgetown University
J.D.Yale Law School
Personal
BirthdayAugust 19, 1946
Place of birthHope, Arkansas
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer
Websites
Personal website
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (b. William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas) was the 42nd President of the United States. He served from 1993 to 2001.

Clinton was the 2nd president to be impeached, on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in a scandal involving a White House intern. However, he was acquitted by the Senate and served his complete term of office.[1]

Prior to serving as president, Clinton was the governor of Arkansas.[2]


The Congressional Budget Office reported a budget surplus between the years 1998 and 2000, the last three years of Clinton's presidency.[3] Clinton left office with the highest end-of-office approval rating of any U.S. president since World War II.[4][5]

Since then, he has been involved in public speaking and humanitarian work. Clinton created the William J. Clinton Foundation to promote and address international causes such as the prevention of AIDS and global warming.[6]

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