Hillary Clinton: Road to Presidency

Former first lady and 2001 Senator of New York, Hillary Clinton is rising to higher heights, taking a risk; running to be the first female President of the United States. She doesn’t know what will come, nor does she know who will vote. That’s what makes the hard work, sacrifices and stress worth it in the end. This election has been boosting her publicity, womanhood, and her belief in women’s rights, which makes this election a big event in history.

Ironically, as a younger woman Hillary was a part of many Republican groups but currently she’s a Democrat. Growing up it was evident that Hillary was very intelligent and had many opportunities in life that she could jump at. She first learned about women’s rights and equality when she attended Wellesley College, an all-girls college located in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

In 1972 she worked in the western states to help George McGovern with his campaign as a Presidential nominee. In 1974 Hillary became a part of a Presidential impeachment inquiry staff, in charge of advising the Judiciary Committee in the House of Representatives during the Watergate Scandal, during the 1970s Richard Nixon (Republican) covered up the Democrat meet ups knowing that they were ready to do damage. This later led to his impeachment in 1988. Soon after she became a staff member at University of Arkansas where she worked with her Yale classmate and boyfriend, Bill Clinton. In 1975 Bill finally popped the question and they got married on October 11th, 1975.  The two moved in together but still stayed in Arkansas, and in 1976 Hillary started working on Jimmy Carter’s campaign and Bill got elected for attorney general. Then Bill was elected was elected for Governor in 1978 and unfortunately lost re-election in 1980, but made a comeback in 1982, 1984, 1986(was there for the four year term extension) and 1990.

Starting Her Own Career

According to Biography.com, “Hillary joined the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock and, in 1977, and was appointed to part-time chairman of the Legal Services Corporation by President Carter. As first lady of Arkansas for a dozen years (1979–1981, 1983–1992), she chaired the Arkansas Educational Standards Committee, co-founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, and served on the boards of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Legal Services and the Children’s Defense Fund. She also served on the boards of TCBY (The Country’s Best Yogurt) and Wal-Mart. In 1988 and 1991, The National Law Journal named her one of the 100 most powerful lawyers in America.” Later in 1992 Bill was in the Presidential campaign Hillary became a very valued partner in the campaigning business. Once he was elected, Hillary took the role of first lady and uses her power to influence women’s rights throughout the nation. Though she had good intentions there was lots of controversy. Not many people believed that woman and men should act as equals. Most thought that woman should stay in their place, the kitchen. Along with that she struggled with grieving over the Lewinski Scandal that broke her heart and put her in a place where she wasn’t sure if she could even think about trusting her husband again. Through her struggles she pulled it together and decided that she was bigger than any problem that was thrown at her.

With her husband only able to serve for two terms Hillary decided that she would take her own adventure and run for Senate of New York. She was coming in for replacement of Democrat Daniel Patrick Moynihan who was retiring after four terms. She won the election against Republican Rick Lazio. Surprisingly and fortunately for Hillary there was a wide range of which she won by –55 percent to 43 percent. On January 3rd, 2001 Hillary was sworn into office and on that day she made history as the first wife of a President to win national office and the first female Senate of New York. Soon after she easily won a re-election for a second term, after she decided that she wanted to run for the First female President. She’s spoken to Obama and after she decided that she would announce her campaign.

Hillary has many times announced the fact that she was running to get young voters more interested in politics. She explained that most of 18-year-olds were still in diapers when her name first became known during the Lewinsky Scandal. “I think she would have a fresh start completely with my generation,” said Kourtny Purnell, a 21-year-old junior at George Mason University. Purnell along with many others believe that if Hillary begins with this generation also known as the “The Generation That Can Make a Change” then we can change how we vote and we will have our very first female President.

As Hillary has man times mentioned in her campaign speech and campaign video, “This generation of young voters can change the face of America and the face of our government. Vote Hillary Clinton for our nation’s first female President.”

Citations

Bio.com. A&E Networks Television. Web. 27 May 2015.

“Hillary Rodham Clinton.” News. Web. 28 May 2015.

“Hillary Clinton Has a Unique Opportunity with Young Voters – the Chance to Introduce Herself.” Fusion. Web. 1 June 2015.

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