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Published by EF041008 on 2008/12/4

Hillary Diane Clinton was born in Chicago, Illinois.  It is in Yale that Hillary meets her future husband, Bill Clinton, who will become President of the United States of America.

While she has a brilliant carrier as a lawyer, she becomes the First Lady of Arkansas and then First Lady of the United States.
At the end of this period, she decides to run for election to the Senate in the state of New York


Hillary Diane Clinton was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 26, 1947.
In 1962, she became aware of the importance of fighting for civil rights. She saw Martin Luther King Jr. for the first time that year when he gave a speech in Chicago.
Hillary entered Yale in 1969, and her battle for more equality began when she volunteered to aid disadvantaged neighborhoods. At Yale she met her future husband, Bill Clinton.

In the 1970s, she launched a brilliant career as a lawyer. Her legal career took a very political turn when she joined team of jurists advising the Commission of Representatives involved in procedures to impeach Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal.

When her husband became Governor of the State of Arkansas in 1978, she worked on programs relating to education, family services and health, topics that remain close to her.
In 1992, her husband Bill Clinton was elected President of the United States, and Hillary became the country’s First Lady. Her husband named her an advisor in the area of health care reform.
In the Whitewater Affair, Hillary had to face a direct attack, followed by indirect attacks in the Monica Lewinsky scandal. But in each of these assaults, she demonstrated great bravery in battle.

In 2000, at the end of her tenure as First Lady of the United States, she ran for election to the Senate from the state of New York, and she was elected on November 7th. She claimed her seat in a Senate overseen by Al Gore, her husband’s Vice President. She was reelected in New York on November 7, 2006. 

In the Senate, she has continued to advocate for equal access to health care, education, and economic opportunity for women and girls around the world. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate member of the Transformation Advisory Group to the Joint Forces Command, she supported a better health care and a modernization of the military system.

The campaign for the Democratic Nomination for the presidential election began in January 2008. Hillary Clinton faced several rival candidates, in particular Barack Obama. Following a tough battle against Obama,she collects 18 millions votes,  she was forced to concede the Democratic Party’s nomination for the White House. She then supported the candidacy of Barack Obama.
As if any further evidence were needed, this battle guaranteed Hillary Clinton’s place as one of the most important female politicians in the history of the United States.
Hillary Clinton has been nominated as Secretary of States in Barack Obama's governement.
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