Paper: The Political Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton in the United States

After completing those responsibilities, she went back to Arkansas, where Bill Clinton had begun his political career. They were married in 1975. She joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas Law School in 1975 and the Rose Law Firm in 1976. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter appointed her to the board of the Legal Services Corporation, and Bill Clinton became governor of Arkansas. Chelsea was born in 1980. Hillary Clinton served as Arkansas's First Lady for 12 years, balancing her family, law, and public service. She chaired the Arkansas Educational Standards Committee, co-founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, and served on the boards of the Arkansas Children's Hospital, Legal Services, and the Children's Defense Fund. As the nation's First Lady, Hillary continued to balance public service with private life. Her active role began in 1993 when the President asked her to chair the Task Force on National Health Care Reform. She continued to be a leading advocate for expanding health insurance coverage; ensuring children are properly immunized, and raising public awareness of health issues. She wrote a weekly newspaper column entitled "Talking It Over," which focused on her experiences as First Lady and her observations of women, children, and families she has met around the world. In 1996 her book, "It Takes a Village and Other Lessons Children Teach Us", was a best seller, and she received a Grammy Award for her recording of it. As First Lady, her public involvement was sometimes thought to be controversial. Though many criticized her, Hillary won many admirers for her staunch support for women around the world and her commitment to children's issues. She was elected United States Senator from New York on November 7, 2000. She is the first "First Lady" elected to the United States Senate and the first woman elected statewide in New York....