U.S. President William Jefferson Clinton was a lawyer and governor of Arkansas. He came from a troubled family yet won a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford. Clinton presided over the longest peacetime expansion in American history. William J. Clinton was the first Democrat to be twice elected president since FDR. He was impeached by the Republican-controlled House, for a scandal involving a White House intern, but acquitted by the Senate. William J. Clinton left office with the highest end-of-office approval rating of any president since World War II. After leaving office he created the William J. Clinton Foundation to address international causes such as global warming and AIDS.
There are three separate branches of government in the United States; the legislative, executive, and judicial. The president is the head of the executive branch, the elected head of state, and the commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces. The executive branch is responsible for executing and enforcing federal law and appointing heads of all executive agencies and federal commissions. The president is responsible for promoting diplomacy with other nations, issuing executive orders, and signing pardons and international treaties. When legislation is passed in Congress, the president has the power to sign or veto bills. The Constitution states that the president must be a natural-born citizen of the U.S., at least 35 years old, and have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years. Elections are held every four years and the president is limited to two, four-year terms.
The William J. Clinton biographical history mug is part of our Presidential series. The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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