Hillary Clinton was First Lady of the United States, and a U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State, Vice-President of the United States, and Governor of New York. She was perhaps one of the most historic females of her time, having been the first female Vice-President, first female Senator from her state, and first female Governor of her state. She was an activist for civil rights all over the world.
Clinton was a practicing lawyer until 1979, when her husband Bill was elected Governor of Arkansas. She was First Lady of that state of until 1981, when her husband lost reelection. She regained her status as First Lady in 1983, and served in that capacity until 1992.
First Lady of the U.S. and First Two Terms in the Senate
Clinton became First Lady of the United States in 1993. She served there until 2001, having survived her husband's impeachment and beltway sexcapades. In 2000, she was elected to the U.S. Senate in her home state of New York, and was reelected in 2006. She was a champion of liberal causes.
Presidential Campaign and Tenure as Secretary of State
In 2008, Hillary ran for the Democrat Party's nomination for President of the United States. She lost to Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois), and endorsed him. She campaigned for him hard, and won a spot in his Administration as Secretary of State. She visited Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, and the Middle East. She resigned in late 2010 in order to contemplate another Senate run in 2012 or a gubernatorial campaign in 2014.
Upon the resignation of Joe Biden on January 21, 2011, she was nominated by Barack Obama to be the first female Vice-President of the United States. She was confirmed, and sworn in on January 29. She served until January 20, 2013, and was succeeded by Meg Whitman, the first elected female Vice-President.
Governor of New York and Final Term in the Senate
In 2014, Senator Clinton defeated Governor Andrew Cuomo in the primary and defeated Rick Lazio in the general election. As governor, she raised taxes and maintained a steady surplus, which she used to pay off state debts. Unemployment rose by almost 3% under the Clinton governorship due to crushing tax burden on businesses.
In 2018, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-New York) retired and Hillary ran to take his seat. She won with only 51% of the vote to Rick Lazio's 49%. She won and began to work on green energy policies as pursued by the Obama and Huckabee Administrations.