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Bill Clinton was born on August 19, 1946 to William Jefferson Blythe and Virginia Dell Cassidy. His grandparents were Edith and Eldrige Cassidy. Bill Clinton was born at Chester Hospital in Hope, Arkansas. As a young boy, Clinton lived with his grandparents while his mom was in New Orleans, Louisiana attending nursing school. While Clinton was with his grandparents, he learned to read and write before he was three years old. When Clinton was three, his mom finished nursing school. She married Roger Clinton, and the three of them moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas.
As a child, Bill Clinton attended Ramble Elementary and St. John’s Catholic School. He always did his best. He had straight A’s, until one year, he came home with a D in conduct. His parents were a little upset, so they went to the school and talked to the teacher. The teacher told them that the reason she gave Clinton the bad grade was because he would not let the other children answer the questions. So to teach him a lesson, she gave him the bad grade. It worked. This was the first lesson in diplomacy.
Bill Clinton went to Hot Springs High School. It was here he discovered his love of music. Clinton joined the band where he learned to play the saxophone. He was so good that he even lead the class for the instructor. Clinton wanted to be a musician when he got older, but one summer that all changed. In the summer of 1963, the seventeen
year old Clinton served as a Boy’s Nation delegate in our Nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C. Sadly four months later, the future President’s idol John Fitzgerald Kennedy, (JFK), our 35th President , was assassinated by a lone gun man (but that’s another paper for later) in Dallas Texas.
After high school, Clinton went to Georgetown U...


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...policy. Maybe it’s a good thing he mostly kept to “it’s the economy, stupid! (1)
Bill Clinton wasn’t the person most books made him out to be. Even the greatest men in our country aren’t perfect. It’s unfortunate that of his many contributions to our nation that, he will be remembered as saying “ I did not inhale”.(6)



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3.Clinton, Bill. My Life. copyright.2004.print
4.Italia, Bob. Bill Clinton: the 42nd President of the United States .copyright.1993.print
5.Knopf, Alfred A . Bill Clinton: Back To Work.”Why we need smart government for a strong economy”
6.Landau, Elaine. Bill Clinton. copyright.1993.print



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