He attempted to enact universal health insurance for all Americans, and appointed first lady Hillary Clinton to head the committee charged with creating the plan.

However, the committee’s plan was opposed by conservatives and the health care industry, among others, and Congress ultimately failed to act on it. He appointed Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-) to the Supreme Court in 1993.

During his first term, Clinton enacted a variety of pieces of domestic legislation, including the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Violence Against Women Act, along with key bills pertaining to crime and gun violence, education, the environment and welfare reform.

In 1974, Clinton, a Democrat, ran for a seat in the U. House of Representatives but lost to his Republican opponent.

On October 11, 1975, Clinton and Rodham were married in a small ceremony at their house in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Clinton appointed a number of women and minorities to key government posts, including Janet Reno (1938-), who became the first female U. attorney general in 1993, and Madeleine Albright (1937-) , who was sworn in as the first female U. She was the second female justice in the court’s history.

Clinton’s other Supreme Court nominee, Stephen Breyer (1938-), joined the court in 1994.

(1908-67) and the family later moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas.

As a teen, Bill Clinton officially adopted his stepfather’s surname.

Afterward, he attended Oxford University on a Rhodes scholarship.

In 1973, he received a degree from Yale Law School.

Clinton appointed a number of women and minorities to top government posts, including Janet Reno, the first female U. attorney general, and Madeleine Albright, the first female U. Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas.

During Clinton’s time in the White House, America enjoyed an era of peace and prosperity, marked by low unemployment, declining crime rates and a budget surplus. In 1998, the House of Representatives impeached Clinton on charges related to a sexual relationship he had with a White House intern. Following his presidency, Clinton remained active in public life.

At Yale, Clinton started dating fellow law student Hillary Rodham (1947-).