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Hillary Rodham Clinton Essay

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There are a lot of people currently in the public eye, people who have a great deal to do with our country and the way that it has been managed or not managed. It all depends on what you believe from the information that we are given. One face that has been around for many years, but is not always talked about in the media is Hilary Clinton. Hillary is one face in our country that is both well-known politically and also publicly. Normally when writing a paper, particularly one that is a biography, the first inclination is to write about someone who is directly involved with current events. Hillary Clinton, while not a prominent part of our current governmental events, has been very active in ...view middle of the document...

Upon graduating, she addressed her senior class at graduation as their Senior Class President of 1973.
Prior to her time at Yale Clinton was enrolled at Wellesley College, a women’s liberal arts college in Boston. She enrolled in 1965 and majored in political science. She was president of the Wellesley Young Republicans and supported elections for Edward Brooke and John Lindsey. Clinton eventually stepped down from that position later on when her views regarding American Civil Rights and the Vietnam War changed. In a letter written to her youth minister at the time that she stepped down, she wrote that she was “mind conservative and heart liberal.” During her junior year at Wellesley, Clinton supported anti-war campaigns and organized protests and strikes. When Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, she organized a two day long strike and worked with African American students at Wellesley to try and recruit more African American students and faculty to the College. Due to her success at helping to keep the Wellesley College from experiencing disruptions that other universities and colleges were going through and her position as the president of the Wellesley College Government Association, many of her fellow Wellesley students believed that she would one day become the first female president to the United States. This might be considered somewhat ironic considering that she actually did run for president briefly during the elections that gave us our current president Barack Obama.
Hillary was later assigned to intern at the House Republican Conference and attended the summer program Wellesley in Washington, an internship program that allows students to choose from a variety of internship jobs in Washington for their given fields of study. Clinton was also invited to help with Nelson Rockefeller’s late-entry campaign for the Republican nomination by Charles Goodell. In 1968 she attended the Republican National Convention where she became upset by the portrayal of Rockefeller by Nixon’s campaign. She believed the campaign contained “veiled” racist messages, which lead to her leaving the Republican Party all together.
In 1974, Hilary served in Washington during the Watergate Scandal, working as a member of the impeachment inquiry staff. She became a member of the University of Arkansas Law School faculty after the resignation of President Nixon, working alongside Bill Clinton who was a professor at the University and also her former Yale classmate and boyfriend. Her and Bill were married a year later in Fayetteville Arkansas, where they remained for only a short while before relocating to the state capital. She retained her maiden name for work purposes after her marriage to Bill and worked as a full time partner of the Rose Law Firm. Twice she was listed on the “Top 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” and also served on the board of Arkansas business. In 1980, Bill and Hilary had a daughter who they named Chelsea.
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