Hillary Rodham Clinton (The Second Renaissance)

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
45th President of the United States
In Office:
January 20th, 2017- January 20th, 2025
Vice President: Tim Kaine
Preceded by: Barack Obama
Succeeded by: Martin O'Malley
67th United States Secretary of State
In office:
January 21, 2009 - February 1st, 2012
President:Barack Obama
Preceded by: Condoleezza Rice
Succeeded by: John Kerry
United States Senator from New York
In office:
January 3, 2001 – January 21, 2009
Preceded by: Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Succeeded by: Kirsten Gillibrand
Born:October 26, 1947
Chicago, Illinois
Died:February 15, 2031 (age 84)
New York, New York
Nationality: American
Political party: Democratic
Spouse: Bill Clinton
Children: Chelsea
Alma mater: Wellesley College
Yale Law School
Occupation: Lawyer, Politician
Religion: Methodist

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947, died February 15th, 2031) was the 45th President of the United States (2017 - 2025). Prior to the presidency, she served as Secretary of State under President Barack Obama (2009 - 2013), Junior Senator from New York (2001 - 2009), and was the first lady of President Bill Clinton.

A native of Illinois, Hillary Rodham was the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley College in 1969 and earned a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1973. After a brief stint as a Congressional legal counsel, she moved to Arkansas and married Bill Clinton in 1975. Rodham cofounded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families in 1977. In 1978, she became the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation, and in 1979 the first female partner at Rose Law Firm. The National Law Journal twice listed her as one of the hundred most influential lawyers in America. As First Lady of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992 with husband Bill as Governor, she led a task force that reformed Arkansas's education system. During that time, she was on the board of Wal-Mart and several other corporations.

After moving to New York, Clinton was elected its first female Senator, the only First Lady ever to have run for public office, and was re-elected in 2006. Running in the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries, she narrowly lost the nomination to U.S. Senator Barack Obama, who went on to win the national election. For the first term of the Obama administration, she served as Secretary of State before retiring in 2013. In 2016 she became the first woman in American history to win a Presidential nomination of a major party and then the general election.

As president, Clinton carried on many of the economic and political reforms of the Obama administration, while presiding over a growing economy. In her first term she survived an assassination attempt, ended the War on Drugs, and aggressively engaged the Eurasian Union. She was re-elected in a landslide in 2021, despite having originally promised only to seek one term. Her second term was primarily marked by foreign matters, such as the ending of the Little Cold War, the 2022 bombing of Syria, and the revelation of the Little Wall Street Affair. Publicly describing the Eurasian Union as an "Enemy of Democracy", she supported a containment strategy in Eurasia and ordering a massive military buildup in an arms race with the Russians.

Clinton left office after seeing the end of the Little Cold War with the collapse of the Eurasian Union and the Union State. She is remembered for her greater emphasis on social equality in the world, often using the conflict with the more socially backward Eurasian Union as an emphasis on greater reforms in the US. She continued many of President Obama's policies, while being more direct when engaging the Russians. President Clinton is remembered as a symbol of American strength and social equality, so much so that she is canonized in a memorial adjacent to John F. Kennedy's eternal flame.

2016 presidential campaign

The 2016 presidential campaign between Clinton and Jeb Bush was conducted during a growing economy and the ongoing South Caucasus crisis. Her campaign was predicated on the promise that she would not seek a second term, citing her age. This gave her an image of humility that freed her to communicate more directly about her policies. Clinton argued for strengthening the Affordable Care Act, closing tax loopholes, and containing the spread of Russian power across Eurasia.

After receiving the Democratic nomination, Clinton selected one of her primary opponents, Martin O'Malley, to be her running mate. Clinton won the election, carrying 37 states and Washington D.C. with 459 electoral votes to 79 electoral votes for Bush (representing 13 states). Reagan received 51.3% of the popular vote while Bush took 40%, and Libertarian Rand Paul (a Tea Party Republican) received 8.7%. Democrats captured the House while the Republicans retained a majority in the Senate.

Presidency, 2017–2025

Law Enforcement Reform

Clinton announced a comprehensive reform of the US law enforcement system in 2017, following concerns about the lack of accountability towards police officers who use excessive force. Though Obama had previously attempted some reforms of the penal system, Clinton used more comprehensive measures.

In 2018, Clinton signed a law enforcement bill that budgeted $1.7 billion to fund police academies and specified a mandatory year of training before police officers could enter service. Clinton also exercised her powers as Commander-in-Chief to institute harsher punishments for sexual assault by members of the military, and pushed for even stronger practices with the SHARP Act.

Little Cold War

Clinton escalated the Little Cold War, accelerating a reversal from the policy of "reset" which began in 2013 with the Russian invasion of Crimea. Clinton ordered a massive buildup of the United States Armed Forces and implemented new policies towards the Eurasian Union: reviving the DDG1000 Zumwalt program that had been curtailed by the Obama administration, and producing the SR-72 drone. In response to Eurasian deployment of the CSS-01 Anti-satellite, Clinton oversaw NATO's deployment of the Advanced tactical laser to Poland.

Puerto Rican Statehood

In 2018, President Clinton kept her promise and brought Puerto Rico with the US Virgin Islands in as a single state. Shortly thereafter Washington DC and the surrounding Greater DC Area was encorporated as a new state. This was the first time since Dwight D. Eisenhower that a new state was admitted to the Union.

Reaching out to the Muslim World

President Clinton spent much of her first term in an effort to formally end the era of mutual hatred between the US and the Muslim world. A long time advocate for gender equality, she continued her work from her time as Secretary of State to encourage Muslim women and girls to seek opportunities outside the home and Muslim leaders to embrace women's rights. President Clinton also began a radical shift from the luke warm policy of the Obama Administration to stop sending economic and military aid to extremist and oppressive governments in favor of more democratic and progressive ones. This was realistically enabled by America's new energy independence.

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