Hillary Clinton – American female politician
Hillary Clinton is an American politician, member of the Democratic Party; first Lady of the United States (1993-2001), US Senator from New York (2001-2009), US Secretary of State (2009-2013), US presidential candidate in elections in 2016.
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton was born on October 26, 1947 in Chicago. She was born into a family of immigrants from England and Wales. Hillary was the eldest of three children and the most purposeful of them. She has two younger brothers, Hugh and Anthony. At school she was actively involved in charity and public affairs. As a child she was fond of astronautics, dreamed to fly into space, and even sent a request to NASA.
Rodham attended the public schools of Park Ridge and in 1965 enrolled in Wellesley College, where she majored in political science and took a minor in psychology. In 1969 she enrolled in Yale University Law School, where she was among 30 women in the class of 1972.
In 1973 she received a doctorate in law. At the university, she met her future husband, Bill Clinton. They married in 1975. Both lawyers, graduates of a prestigious university, they have done a wonderful career largely due to mutual support and similarity of views. During the election campaign in 1993, Hillary became famous for her imperceptible nods in approval of her husband – they were called The Hillary Nod. Because of her husband Hillary gave up a promising career in New York and Washington, and moved to the provincial Arkansas.
Before her marriage she worked in the Children’s Defense Fund and in the apparatus of the legal committee of the House of Representatives. Then she moved to Arkansas, where Bill Clinton began his political career.
Since 1975, she taught at the Faculty of Law of the University of Arkansas.
In 1978, President Jimmy Carter appointed Hillary a board member of the Legal Services Corporation. In the same year, Bill Clinton was elected governor of Arkansas. In January 1978, Clinton became Arkansas’ first lady. Later that year she also became the first woman ever to become a partner in the Rose Law Firm.
As First Lady of the State for twelve years (1979-1981 and 1983-1993) Clinton actively participated in the public life of the state, particularly in such areas as education, health care and protection of children’s rights.
In 1986-1992 Hillary was a member of the board of directors of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
After becoming the first lady of the USA after the victory of Bill Clinton in the 1992 presidential election, Hillary, at the request of her husband in 1993 led the operational committee on healthcare reform; however, she left his post a year later.
In 1980 Hillary gave birth to a daughter Chelsea.
In 1996 Clinton and her daughter Chelsea made a goodwill trip to South Asia, addressing women’s issues in Pakistan and India.
In November 1996 Bill Clinton was re-elected president of the United States. In that same year Hillary Clinton published her first book entitled It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us.
In 2000, Clinton was elected senator in the state of New York. Manager of her campaign was Bill de Blasio, the public attorney in New York City.
In 2008 Barack Obama offered her to take the post of US Secretary of State.
In 2014 Hillary released a memoir Hard Choices about her activities.
On April 12, 2015 Clinton announced her candidacy for the presidential election in 2016. However, Donald Trump won and became the 45th president of America.
Hillary is a consistent and persistent fighter for women’s rights. Mrs. Clinton is in favor of gender equality and is recognized as one of the most influential figures in the feminist movement. One of the most successful women in the world, Hillary inspires millions of women to achieve new heights.
– Hillary the first and the only first lady to give evidence in a court case.
– Time Warner is one of the largest sponsors of Hillary Clinton. CNN – Cable News Network or the Clinton News Network? CNN provides ongoing support to Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, highlighting her activities exclusively in a positive way. The reason is that Time Warner Inc. is the owner of the CNN. Time Warner is the world’s third largest media holding, which has already invested millions of dollars into Clinton’s political career.
– Clinton used to oppose gay marriage. When public opinion in the United States was against gay marriage, Hillary Clinton was also against. However in 2005 she began to change her views.
– Hillary received donations from Donald Trump and presented at his wedding in 2005.
– Clinton voted for the war in Iraq.
– Soon after the news on the death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader from 1969 to 2011, Hillary Clinton appeared on a video news report, where she laughed at the murder of Gaddafi. She said cheerfully that “we came, we saw, he died”. Muammar Gaddafi was certainly a dictator and had committed many crimes against his own people, but it was very unpleasant when US Secretary laughed in such a serious situation. Especially when you consider the fact that now Libya is in a much worse state than under Gaddafi.
– The Secretary of State Clinton refused to write down Boko Haram in the list of terrorist organizations. Boko Haram is a radical Islamist group based in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa, with connections both with Al-Qaeda, and with IGIL and committed many violent attacks.
– While Hillary Clinton lived in the White House as first lady, the secret services used Evergreen as her code name, and her husband was under the code name Eagle.
– In 1997 Hillary received Grammy in the nomination “The best speech or non-musical album”. She received the award for the audio version of her book It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us.
– She earned more than Bill Clinton. In the 90s the annual level of income was about 350 thousand dollars. Her husband earned 10 times less: only 35 thousand dollars.
– In her youth, Clinton was ardent a Republican.
– Hillary was the first lady who not only participated in the elections for governor, but also won them. In 2006, she was re-elected to the post of governor of New York.