Thsi is a biliography on President Bill Clinton. This essy explains his accomplishments during presidency. 2204 Words.

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William J. Clinton

During the presidency of William Jefferson Clinton, the United States had a better peace and economic status than at any time in history. Bill Clinton was the first

Democratic president to win a second term in office since Franklin D. Roosevelt. ( "He could point to the lowest unemployment rate in modern times, the lowest inflation in 30 years, the highest home ownership in the country's history, dropping crime rates in many places, and reduced welfare roles. Clinton came up with the first balanced budget in years and he achieved a budget surplus. In the year 2000, Bill Clinton called for a national initiative to end racial discrimination as a part of a celebration of the millennium. When president Bill Clinton was elected his election ended an era that the Republican party had controlled for twelve years. His election gave Democrats power of the political branches of the federal government, including the houses of Congress and the Presidency for the first time since the presidency of Jimmy Carter.

As soon as Bill Clinton took office he kept a promise and signed the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. This bill required employers of a certain size to allow their employees to take unpaid leave because of a family or medical emergency. Another bill which is still in effect is the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy, which is for gay people and those who could serve in the Army if they did not tell anyone or show that they were gay. During Bill Clinton's first term he put more women and minorities as cabinet members than any other president. This included the first woman, Janet Reno as Attorney General and Bader Ginsburg as the second woman on the Supreme Court. During his first term, Bill...