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The Clinton years

As Bill Clinton steps down as President of the United States, BBC News Online looks back at some key moments of the Clinton term.


Clinton wins US presidency
A jubilant Bill Clinton
A jubilant Bill Clinton

November 1992

Bill Clinton becomes the 42nd US President, with an electoral landslide, beating Republican George Bush. He promises an end to 'governmental gridlock'. The BBC's Martin Sixsmith reports.

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Whitewater
Whitewater Arkansas
Whitewater Arkansas

March 1994

The Whitewater real estate scandal taints the president's first term in office, questioning the Clintons' involvement in an Arkansas land deal dating back to 1978. The BBC's Peter Marshall reports.

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Bosnian peace deal announced
A Bosnian refugee
A Bosnian refugee

November 1995

At the Dayton peace talks in Ohio, Bill Clinton is instrumental in securing the promise of a lasting peace agreement in war torn Bosnia. The BBC's Bill Turnbull reports.

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The comeback kid comes back
A victorious president after winning a second term
A victorious president after winning a second term

November 1996

Bill Clinton defeats Republican Bob Dole, becoming the first Democrat to be elected twice as president since Franklin Roosevelt. The BBC's Gavin Esler reports.

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All the president's women
Monica Lewinsky
Monica Lewinsky

February 1998

Bill Clinton stands accused of many marital infidelities, the BBC's Panorama programme looks at the women who have blighted Bill Clinton's presidency.

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The Hillary factor
Hilllary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton

August 1998

Hillary Rodham Clinton is an influential figure, supporting her husband throughout his career. After admitting his affair with Monica Lewinsky, Hillary says she still loves him. The BBC's Philippa Thomas reports.

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Clinton the survivor
An emotive speech by Clinton
An emotive speech by Clinton

November 1998

Despite controversy regarding the Lewinsky scandal, Bill Clinton still remains popular among voters, as the US economy continues to grow. The BBC's Peter Marshall reports.

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Clinton is impeached
The American press and the Lewinsky affair
The American press and the Lewinsky affair

December 1998

Bill Clinton becomes the second US President to be impeached. The House of Representatives charges him with lying under oath and obstructing justice. The BBC's Stephen Sackur reports.

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Clinton and foreign policy
Bill Clinton comforts a Bosnian child
Bill Clinton comforts a Bosnian child

April 1999

Critics argue Bill Clinton neglected foreign policy and made misjudged appointments to his team during his time in office, concentrating on the US economy and other domestic issues. The BBC's Peter Marshall reports.

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Clinton on Northern Ireland
Bill Clinton at the Odyssey Hall Belfast
Bill Clinton at the Odyssey Hall Belfast

June 1999

Bill Clinton worked hard throughout his presidency to secure a durable peace deal in Northern Ireland, in an exclusive interview with the BBC's Mark Devenport he discusses his thoughts on the state of affairs in the region.

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Middle East deadlock
President Clinton leaves the press room after the failure of the Camp David peace talks
President Clinton leaves the press room after the failure of the Camp David peace talks

July 2000

Bill Clinton shows his disappointment as the Camp David peace talks collapse, in what is considered to be one of the president's last attempts at a Middle East peace deal. The BBC's Philippa Thomas reports.

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Bill Clinton's legacy
How will Bill Clinton be remembered?
How will Bill Clinton be remembered?

January 2001

At just 54 years old, Mr. Clinton becomes one of the youngest ex-US presidents of modern times. The BBC's Stephen Sackur examines his legacy.

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Goodbye message
Bill Clinton in his last week in office
Bill Clinton in his last week in office

January 2001

In a televised farewell address to the American people, Bill Clinton bows out with pride, listing the successes of his presidency, and offers advice to the next incumbent, George W Bush.

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