Rising concerns about illegal immigration. [201][202], Clinton's November 2000 visit to Vietnam was the first by a U.S. president since the end of the Vietnam War. [219][220], Clinton was the first president in history to appoint more women and minority judges than white male judges to the federal courts. This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 7 pages.

[268] In a 1998 NBC interview wherein she detailed the alleged rape, Broaddrick said she had denied (under oath) being raped only to avoid testifying about the ordeal publicly. [266] Linda Tripp's grand jury testimony also differed from Willey's claims regarding inappropriate sexual advances.

Though the Republicans gained a great many seats in Congress, the Democrats managed to maintain a substantial majority in the Senate. The story mentioned a woman named Paula, a reference to Paula Jones. [149], In the January 1997, State of the Union address, Clinton proposed a new initiative to provide health coverage to up to five million children. [355][356][357], Clinton was selected as Time's "Man of the Year" in 1992,[358] and again in 1998, along with Ken Starr. Formally organized as the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), the New Democrats argued that in light of President Ronald Reagan's landslide victory in 1984, the Democratic Party needed to adopt a more centrist political stance in order to succeed at the national level.

By 1998, President Bill Clinton helped the federal government to: move from a budget deficit to a budget surplus.

[187] Journalists in the popular press criticized genocide statements by the Clinton administration as false and greatly exaggerated.

He gave the nationally televised opening night address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention, but his speech, which was 33 minutes long and twice the length it was expected to be, was criticized for being too long[59] and poorly delivered. [4] Clinton has described his stepfather as a gambler and an alcoholic who regularly abused his mother and half-brother, Roger Clinton Jr. In response to Newt Gingrich’s refusal to pass any budget, Bill Clinton alleged that Gingrich: In 2001, a large group of activists descended on Genoa, Italy, to protest a meeting of: the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Clinton's return to Arkansas for the execution was framed in an article for The New York Times as a possible political move to counter "soft on crime" accusations. The Congressional Budget Office reported budget surpluses of $69 billion in 1998, $126 billion in 1999, and $236 billion in 2000,[69] during the last three years of Clinton's presidency. Which of the following was NOT affected by the government shutdown in 1995? an all-white jury found four white police officers not guilty of beating a black man, Rodney King. Some suggested Schwarzlose's unexpected voter turnout foreshadowed Clinton's defeat by Republican challenger Frank D. White in the general election that year. He brought Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser Arafat together at Camp David for the Camp David Summit in July 2000, which lasted 14 days. [60] Clinton presented himself both as a moderate and as a member of the New Democrat wing of the Democratic Party, and he headed the moderate Democratic Leadership Council in 1990 and 1991. [53][77], Bush's approval ratings were around 80 percent during the Gulf War, and he was described as unbeatable. [254][255][256], In 1994, Paula Jones initiated a sexual harassment lawsuit against Clinton, claiming he had made unwanted advances towards her in 1991; Clinton denied the allegations. [258] In 1998, lawyers for Paula Jones released court documents that alleged a pattern of sexual harassment by Clinton when he was Governor of Arkansas.
[109] Throughout his first year in office, Clinton consistently supported ratification of the treaty by the U.S. Senate. Clinton vetoed a number of items that made it through the Senate.
a three-party system was the way of the future. [35], After Oxford, Clinton attended Yale Law School and earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) dealing with the aftereffects of the Cold War.