I need some assistance with these assignment. us 20th century history Thank you in advance for the help! His grandparents themselves were known for selling goods on credit to customers regardless of race, incredible at a time when racial segregation was at its peak in the South (Clinton, 2004). His surname ‘Clinton’ was, in fact, adopted as a gesture towards his abusive stepfather, from whom he would often defend his mother and half-brother (Maraniss. The Oprah Magazine,).
The man who would become the 42nd President went on to Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he graduated Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service in 1968, after which he served then-Senator J. William Fulbright as an intern (Clinton, 2004). He went on to attend Oxford, where he became known as an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War, even pulling strings to avoid being drafted – an act which conservatives would not live down during his campaign in 1992 (Morris, 1999). He then moved to and graduated from Yale Law School where he would meet future wife Hillary (The White House, 2012).
Clinton first ran for public office in 1974 and lost, only to be elected Arkansas Attorney General 2 years later (Maraniss). Only 2 years later, he became Governor of Arkansas, becoming known as the ‘Boy Governor’ in light of his political success at a relatively young age (Tyrrell Jr.). Highlights of his first term as Governor include his focus on educational reform and the development of roads, the first of which he would follow through during his second term.
As President, Clinton became known for his various advocacies, most of which would be enacted into law (Duffy et al). Among the most notable of these is the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993which was supported not only by both the Republicans and the Democrats, but the general public as well.