Download article By the time he entered politics, Bill Clinton was already one of the most famous men in American politics.
He was an early and staunch supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, and the Democratic Party was the only political force he was able to control.
By the 1980s, Bill’s presidency was already becoming a national phenomenon, and he’d already earned himself a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts.
But in 1994, the president’s popularity began to plummet.
Clinton was accused of using a private email server and had a reputation for being a misogynist.
In the summer of that year, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to impeach him.
The president pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and served two years in prison.
It was his worst political defeat in decades.
He left office in disgrace, and his political legacy would likely remain a mystery to many for decades.
But what he did after his time in office is one of his most famous achievements.
His work as a writer, broadcaster, actor, and philanthropist has shaped the world around him and shaped the nature of the American dream.
It’s a legacy that’s worth paying tribute to, and that’s why we thought it was time to take a look back at his life and what he accomplished as president.
Read on for a look at the life of the man who became a legend as one of America’s most famous politicians.
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(AP Images/Gerald Herbert) Bill Clinton is pictured on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine in 1984.
(Photo by Gene J. Puskar/Getty Images) President Bill and Hillary Clinton speak to the media after Bill Clinton’s inauguration in January 1993.
(Mark Wilson/Getty) President Hillary Clinton hugs her husband Bill Clinton during his swearing-in ceremony as President of the United States on January 20, 1993, in the East Room of the White House.
President Bill, left, and Hillary Rodham Clinton listen to former President Ronald Reagan speaking about the importance of America in a television interview at the White Palace in Washington, D.C., in February 1995.
(Drew Angerer/Getty Image) President Donald Trump looks on during a campaign rally at a hotel in Des Moines, Iowa, on May 8, 2019.
(Mike Segar/Reuters) Former President Bill Trump speaks during a rally at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in downtown Washington, DC, in August 2019.
The Republican Party’s national convention in Cleveland was set for July.
(Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press) President Trump speaks to supporters at a rally in New Hampshire, March 21, 2021.
(Jabin Botsford/AP) President Joe Biden speaks during his final campaign rally of the 2016 presidential campaign in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in May 2020.
(Patrick Semansky/AP Images) A young boy holds a sign reading “Let’s Make America Great Again,” during a protest rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Portland, Maine, on April 28, 2020.
The Dakota Access pipeline was proposed in North Dakota and would transport oil from North Dakota’s Bakken region to refineries on the Gulf Coast.
(Joe Raedle/Getty images) Former Vice President Joe Rumsfeld and President Barack Obama look at a portrait of former Vice President Bill Belichick during a news conference in Washington in August 2021.
The pair were among the first to criticize the use of a private server while serving in the Oval Office.
(Alex Brandon/AP images) President George W. Bush speaks at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.
(Melina Mara/AP photos) President Barack Trump speaks at a White House news conference on May 9, 2021, after being sworn in as the 45th president of the U