“Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you can.”
Can you influence the world even if you do everything you can for humanity, according to the above sentence? Changing our lives is certainly the first step. Even if the world does not change, a person who can gain a lot of values, experiences, and lessons from another’s life will undoubtedly become a role model and celebrity.
Hillary was an American politician, lawyer, U.S senator, public speaker, diplomat, writer. Likewise, she engaged in and created various characters as a powerful and unique woman. Hillary Diane Rodham was born into a middle-level family in Chicago, the USA on October 26, 1947. Hillary Clinton has been a powerful figure since her school days. During her school days, she excelled as an active student leader and in sports such as softball and swimming. Her father was a successful textile businessman, and her mother was a housewife. After graduating from public high school, she entered Wellesley College, where she became an active young politician not only in social justice activism but in a very short time Hillary became the first chairwoman of the Young Republican Society. During this crucial time, she began a new chapter in her political career. After graduating from Wellesley College, she studied law at Yale Law school in 1969. She worked for Edelman’s Washington research project and served on the board of the Yale Review of law and social action.
While active in politics and social work, Hillary Diane Rodham married Bill Clinton, in 1975 who was a fellow student in Yale Law school. Like her, Bill was a political revolutionary, and the Democratic Party, including the two, was able to mark a major turning point in American politics. However, after her marriage, she was reluctant to change her name. But then in the 1992 presidential race, she added her husband’s name Clinton to her name. Hillary had a critical role in Bill’s 1992 presidential campaign, by organizing, planning, presenting speeches as well as one of her husband’s major advisors. After the victory of the presidential election as the wife of the 42nd President Bill Clinton, from 1993-2001 she served the nation, and she became the first lady of the United States. Because she was a powerful and outstanding woman with a high ranking. Hillary Clinton, as the First Lady of the United States, continued to strike a balance between public duties and personal life. When the President requested her to lead the Task Force on National Health Care Reform in 1993, she accepted. She remained a vocal proponent of extending health insurance coverage, ensuring that children are adequately immunized, and raising public awareness about health issues.
This first lady, a female leader who also stands for women’s rights and welfare remarks for the United Nations world conference on women, declared that “women’s rights are human rights” which was held in Beijing, China, in September 1995. Many people have commended her for her compelling speech.
She chaired the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee from 2003 to 2007. Hillary Clinton was appointed U.S senator in the United States, from 2001 to 2009. She was the first woman to be elected to the Senate in New York. She ran for Presidency in 2008 and fought alongside Barack Obama. She backed and threw her fullest support to the new President Barack Obama without any resentment or reluctance. She served as US Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. In 2016, once again Hillary Clinton entered the U.S presidential election race representing the Democratic party. Hence, there she became the first woman to receive a presidential nomination from a major U.S. political party in the 2016 presidential election.
In the recent year, that was 2020, she was appointed as the 11th and first female chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. Hillary Clinton is one of the best writers. What happened, Living History, Hard Choices, and the State of Terror are some popular books written by her.
Isn’t Hillary Clinton a strong and excellent woman who has given a lot of service throughout her life, going forward despite significant sacrifices and hurdles from her youth to now? Looking back, she put in a lot of effort to serve her nation and women. Hillary was a true patriot on the political stage. As she celebrates her 74th birthday, we wish her a healthy and happy birthday.
Eventually, I would like to share a remarkable quote which was stated in 2008 by her at the end of the presidential election campaign.
“Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep the faith. And, when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on.”
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