politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States
from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War
, and was the first president of the baby boomer
1993 U.S. President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (the Brady Bill) into law.
1993 The North American Free Trade Agreement is signed into law by US President Bill Clinton.
1994 Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones files suit against President Bill Clinton, alleging that he had sexually harassed her in 1991.
1994 Francisco Martin Duran fires over two dozen shots at the White House (Duran is later convicted of trying to kill US President Bill Clinton).
1995 President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.
1995 U.S. President Bill Clinton became the first President to visit Northern Ireland.
1996 Whitewater controversy: President Bill Clinton gives a 4½ hour videotaped testimony for the defense.
1996 U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and the Governor of Arkansas Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.
1996 Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy
1996 U.S. President Bill Clinton signs the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
Posterity is the world to come; the world for whom we hold our ideals, from whom we have borrowed our planet, and to whom we bear sacred responsibility. We must do what America does best: offer more opportunity to all and demand responsibility from all.
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