Clinton, former junior United States Senator from New York, is
the first women in America's history to run for President of the
2008, she was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination
in an increasingly contentious campaign against the first black
presidential candidate in U.S. history, Democratic rival Barack
Obama. After serving as Secretary of State in the Obama administration, Clinton is once again on the campaign trail in 2016 in her second bid to become the first woman President of the United States.
is married to former U.S. President Bill
Clinton, and was the First Lady of the United States from
1993 to 2001.
Rodham, the oldest of three children raised by parents Dorothy
and Hugh Rodman, was born on October 26, 1947 in Park Ridge, Illinois.
A member of
a devoutly religious family and a good student, young Hillary
became a member of the National Honor Society and later majored
in political science at Wellesley College, where she first gained
national attention by becoming the first student in Wellesley
history to speak at commencement exercises when she graduated
Hillary entered Yale Law School, where she met future husband
the campaign trail for
her mother in 2008.
graduation, she embarked on her political career as advisor to
the Children's Defense Fund in Cambridge, and later joined the
impeachment inquiry staff in Washington near the end of President
Richard Nixon's term of office.
a move to Arkansas came in 1975, where Hillary took a teaching
position at the University of Arkanas Law School and later a position
with the Rose Law Firm, all the while helping her husband's own
political career resulting in his being elected governor of the
state in 1978.
work and home life, Hillary not only served as Arkansas's First
Lady for 12 years, but also chaired the Arkansas Educational Standards
Committee, and fought a prolonged and successful battle against
the Arkansas Education Association to enact mandatory teacher
testing, and to establish curriculum and standard classroom size
throughout the state.
Hillary Clinton gives a rousing speech at
the Democratic National Convention.
in the 1998 Monica
Lewinsky scandal - in which her husband was found to have
been in a sexual relationship with a young White House intern
- Hillary later rose above the controversy in public, but was
reportedly furious and contemplating divorce as result of the
personal or political reasons, Hillary remained in the marriage.
and was later aided in her own political ambitions by her husband
when she was elected United States Senator from New York on November
7, 2000, becoming the first First Lady to be elected to the United
historic presidential campaign in 2008 was aided by husband, Bill
and daughter, Chelsea in the first-ever bid by a woman to the
would eventually have little chance of clinching the nomination
from popular Democratic favorite Barack
Obama, America's first black presidential candidate.
a sometimes contentious campaign against Obama, Hillary later
gave a rousing speech in support of party unity at the Democratic
National Convention in August, proclaiming "No way, no how,
no McCain." Months
later, she was named to the post of US Secretary of State in the
new Barack Obama administration.
After serving four years in that role, Clinton relaunched her bid for the US presidency in 2016.
I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas,
but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession which I
entered before my husband was in public life.
When I am talking about "It Takes a Village", I'm obviously
not talking just about or even primarily about geographical villages
any longer, but about the network of relationships and values
that do connect us and binds us together.
If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my
In the Bible it says they asked Jesus how many times you
should forgive, and he said 70 times 7. Well, I want you all to
know that I'm keeping a chart.
I'm not some Tammy Wynette standing by my man.
No way, no how, no McCain. Speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention