Most US Presidents have at least one significant footnote in the country’s history that outlasts their terms and creates a legacy.
Very few have passed through the office where no significant changes were asserted onto the United States or where nothing of historic note happened which they had to preside over.
Even calm years can have turmoil that a President has to navigate for his country. A few of them made their turmoil.
Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, was known for a few things. He was a much more bold public face than the Presidents before him.
He was more casual, down to Earth, an “entertainer” in his speeches, and a beloved public figure. He had his share of misdirections and international incidents, such as bombing campaigns in the Middle East.
But everyone knows him for one thing above all of that: his sexual relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
10 /10 How It Started
Bill Clinton was President from 1992 to 2000, with official years in the office of ’93 to ’01. He succeeded in the position of former president George H. W. Bush and was succeeded by his son, George W. Bush.
During that time, he oversaw several incidents, such as escalating tensions and violence in the Middle East, and at that time, he was already having one significant affair.
9 /10 Lewinsky
Monica Lewinsky was an intern under Chief of Staff Leon Panetta. She got the job through a family connection; though it was an unpaid internship, it promised immense credibility for working close to the President.
She took the job in 1995 and later that same year was given a paid position in Legislative Affairs.