For the Arkansas native who would one day hold the most powerful position in the world, giving in to failure was never an option. Starting with the words above, let us take a look at the life of a man who has embodied what it means to fail and, after hard work, to rise again. William “Bill” Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States of America, led one of the most celebrated, candid, and colorful tenures in the White House. Serving the country as its commander-in-chief for two terms from 1993 to 2001, Clinton is a man whose successes and failures were witnessed close-up by the entire world.
Best known for governing the country through its longest, most stable economic growth that led to low unemployment rates and budget surpluses, Clinton also focused on improving the quality of public education, upholding family time during times of illness, and promoting equal treatment towards people of different races and sexual preferences. The bright and charismatic leader is truly a history-maker – he is one of the youngest governors to be elected in America, the second Democratic President since Franklin Roosevelt to be elected a second term, and, more infamously, the first ever elected president to be impeached by the House of Representatives.