The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each president’s term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of Bill Clinton, beginning with his childhood in Hope and Hot Springs, Arkansas. Information about Clinton’s education at Georgetown University and Yale Law School as well as his early career as a teacher and lawyer is discussed. In addition, his family and personal life, as well as his retirement years writing and working with the William J. Clinton Foundation is highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Clinton’s political career as attorney general, and governor of Arkansas. Finally, students will explore key events from Democratic president Clinton’s administration, including the Family and Medical Leave Act, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and military campaigns in Haiti, Bosnia, Iraq, and Yugoslavia. Other events covered are the Whitewater scandal, Kenneth Starr’s investigation, and Clinton’s impeachment. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at students’ fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.