William Jefferson Clinton was born on August 19th, 1946. William Jefferson Blythe, his father was killed in a car accident months before he was born. Virginia Cassidy Blythe is his mother. His mother, Virginia, took nursing classes while he was young so his grandmother took care of him when available. His grandmother was a disciplinarian and taught Bill from an early age to be a good reader. Bill loved both his mother and grandmother but he had to moderate their differences from a young age. His new father, Roger Clinton moved the family to Hot Springs, an hour away from Hope where Bill spent the first few years of his life. His mother divorced Roger once but they remarried. In school, Bill loved politics and he clearly showed his passion for it from a young age. He played in the band and loved Gospel music. His mother would go to the racetracks while he attended church. Bill Clinton from a very young age had a vision.
Bill was helped groomed into a young leader in High School with the mindset of personal success in public service. Bill went to Washington, D.C as a delegate in Boy’s Nation, which was an imitation of a political convention sponsored by American Legion. Bill’s idol was John F. Kennedy, who was president at the time and he got the chance to meet him in the Rose Garden at the White House. His mother said that he would become president one day and he would soon fulfill that statement. Bill graduated from High School in 1964 and attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Clinton paid for school through scholarships and part time jobs during his time there. He was very successful in the student body council and earned respect from his peers. Bill earned the R...
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...or teachers to find out if they’re capable of teaching. There were teachers who were a part of an association at the time, AEA, accused Bill of racism and using them as scapegoats. He countered their argument by asking teachers at different High Schools and even UAPB about the examinations. UAPB is a predominantly black college and their graduate student teachers didn’t have a problem with the tests. Bill argued that students can’t learn basic subjects like math and science without the teacher’s ability to teach them. Bill wanted to raise teacher salaries along with increasing student test scores above the national average. Why raise teacher salaries if they’re not doing their job? Bill accomplished both of those things during his second tenure as governor. During his ten years as governor, Bill’s goal was to help the economy not only in Arkansas but nationally.
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