The history of Bill Clinton.

  • The birth of William Jefferson Blythe III

    The birth of William Jefferson Blythe III
    Bill Clinton was born on August 19, 1946. He was named William Jefferson Blythe III , but today he is commonly known as Bill Clinton. His fathers last name was Blythe , but he died shortly before William was born. William's mom got remarried and William legally took the last name of Clinton.
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    The history of Bill Clinton

  • Clinton meets President John F. Kennedy

    Clinton meets President John F. Kennedy
    As a high school student and delegate to the American Legion Boys Nation, Clinton meets President John F. Kennedy. Clinton meets Kennedy in the White House Rose Garden. Clinton was photographed shaking Kennedy's hand.
  • Marries Hillary Rodham

    Marries Hillary Rodham
    Bill and Hillary met in the Yale library in 1970. Five years later Bill happily marries Hillary. The couple were married at their new home in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The small, intimate ceremony was attended by 15 guests. Hillary wore a lace gown by Jessica McClintock that she purchased at Dillard’s. The vows were officiated by a local Methodist minister.
  • Bill was elected governor of Arkansas.

    Bill was elected governor of Arkansas.
    Bill was elected as the governor of Arkansas. Bill defeated Republican Lynn Lowe. Bill Clinton served five terms. He was elected to three two-year terms in 1978, 1982 and 1984. He was also elected to two four year terms in 1986 and 1990. He served only two years of his last term after winning the presidential election in 1992.
  • Hillary gave birth to the couples first child.

    Hillary gave birth to the couples first child.
    Hillary gave birth to the couples first child. Hillary gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Chelsea. Chelsea is the couples only child. Chelsea's full name is Chelsea Victoria Clinton.
  • Bill loses re-election as governor of Arkansas.

    Bill loses re-election as governor of Arkansas.
    Bill lost the Democratic gubernatorial primary and the general election for the Arkansas governership. Bill decided to work for a private law firm. Bill worked for the Wright, Lindsey and Jennings law firm.
  • Bill wins re-election as governor of Arkansas.

    Bill wins re-election as governor of Arkansas.
    Bill won the re-election for governor of Arkansas. Bill defeated Republican Gov. Frank D. White. This was a rematch of the 1980 race where Bill lost.
  • Bill declares he will run for president.

    Bill declares he will run for president.
    As Bill amids his fifth term as governor of arkansas, he declares he will be running for president. Clinton was initially viewed as an unlikely prospect to win his party's nomination. Bill went up against George H. W. Bush who seemed nearly invincible a year earlier.
  • Clinton is elected for President of the United States.

    Clinton is elected for President of the United States.
    Clinton is elected for President of the United States with 43 percent of the popular vote and 370 electoral votes. Clinton defeated President George H.W. Bush and independent candidate Ross Perot. Clinton's vice was Al Gore.
  • Clinton was sworn in as President of the United states.

    Clinton was sworn in as President of the United states.
    William Jefferson Clinton is sworn in as the President of the United States. Clinton was the 42nd President. William Jefferson Clinton took the oath of office as the nation's 42nd president in a crisp ceremony of pomp and poetry and promised dramatic change in the service of a renewed America. "Today, we pledge that the era of deadlock and drift is over," Clinton said to the cheering thousands gathered at the West Front of the Capitol and millions watching across the globe.
  • Clinton purposes the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy.

    Clinton purposes the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy.
    After disputes over whether to allow homosexuals to serve in the military, Clinton proposes a "don't ask, don't tell" compromise with military leaders. The policy allows homosexuals to serve in the military if they do not reveal their homosexuality and refrain from homosexual conduct. This policy did not allow service members tio be openly gay.
  • Clinton's universal health care initiative fails in Congress.

    Clinton's universal health care initiative fails in Congress.
    Clinton's universal health care initiative, which was led by Hillary Rodham Clinton, fails in Congress. Its goal was to come up with a comprehensive plan to provide universal health care for all Americans, which was to be a cornerstone of the administration's first-term agenda. A major health care speech was delivered by President Clinton to the U.S. Congress in September 1993. The core element of the proposed plan was an enforced mandate for employers to provide health insurance coverage to all
  • Accepts nomination for re-election.

    Accepts nomination for re-election.
    Accepts nomination for re-election at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. Following is President Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention in which he accepted the party's nomination for re-election as transcribed by The Associated Press: Mr. Chairman, Mr. Vice President, my fellow Democrats, and my fellow Americans. Thank you for your nomination. I don't know if I can find a fancy way to say this, but I accept. Thank you.
  • Bill was re-elected for President.

    Bill was re-elected for President.
    Bill was re-elected for President of the United States in 1996. He ran against Ross Perot and Bob Dole. Clinton won with 379 electoral votes and won 31 states plus DC. Clinton had 47,401,185 of the popular votes leading him to a victory.
  • Bill was sworn in as President for the second time.

    Bill was sworn in as President for the second time.
    The day began with a Morning Prayer service at the Metropolitan A. M. E. Church near the White House. After the service President Bill Clinton and his wife Hilary and 16 year old daughter Chelsea, made their way over the Capitol Hill were they could see the crowds of thousands waiting for the oath. The Capitol Building was decorated in patriotic colours with the balcony ready for the President and Vice president to be sworn in.
  • Clinton denies having an affair with Monica Lewinsky.

    Clinton denies having an affair with Monica Lewinsky.
    The Lewinsky scandal was a political sex scandal emerging in 1998, from a sexual relationship between United States President Bill Clinton and a 22-year-old White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. The news of this extra-marital affair and the resulting investigation eventually led to the impeachment of President Clinton in 1998.In 1995, Monica Lewinsky, a graduate of Lewis & Clark College, was hired to work as an intern at the White House during Clinton's first term.
  • Testifies to the grand jury in the Lewinsky case.

    Testifies to the grand jury in the Lewinsky case.
    Bill testifies to the grand jury in the Lewinsky case. Addresses the nation and states he had a not appropriate relationship with Lewinsky. Breaking seven months of near silence, President Bill Clinton admitted that he did, in fact, have an inappropriate and "wrong" relationship with ex-White House intern Monica Lewinsky, but insisted he did nothing illegal.
  • People of the Year: Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush

    People of the Year: Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush
    What an unlikely pair -- former Presidents Bill Clinton and George Herbert Walker Bush. The two men came together to try to ease the suffering of so many in the wake of Asia's devastating tsunami. "I think that if someone gives you the White House and gives you the most wonderful job in the world," Clinton said, "you ought to spend the rest of your life trying to give back to the American people whatever you can."
  • President Obama officially enlists former presidents Clinton and George W. Bush to lead an ongoing American effort to help Haiti recover.

     President Obama officially enlists former presidents Clinton and George W. Bush to lead an ongoing American effort to help Haiti recover.
    President Obama officially enlists former presidents Clinton and George W. Bush to lead an ongoing American effort to help Haiti recover from a devastating earthquake four days before. Clinton soon visits Haiti for a firsthand look at the destruction. Not long after Clinton's first visit he goes for a second visit.
  • Bill Clinton Hospitalized.

    Bill Clinton Hospitalized.
    Clinton, who was 63, had quadruple bypass surgery at the same hospital in 2004 after angiography revealed significant blockages in four coronary arteries.Six months later, Clinton had surgery to remove fluid and scar tissue from his left chest cavity. Clinton did fully recovered.