A model citizen is an individual in today’s society working to make the world a better place to live in. In order qualify as a global citizen one must meet certain criteria. Specific criteria includes: taking responsibility for one’s actions, willing to act to make the world a more equitable and sustainable place, becoming outraged by social injustice, participating and contributing to the community at a range of levels from local to global, respecting and valuing diversity, being aware of the wider world and one’s role as a global citizen and having an understanding of how the world works politically, economically and socially. Indisputably former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton is a Global Citizen whom has met the criteria through his work as President and continued involvement in today’s world.
Bill Clinton was born as William Jefferson Blythe in Hope Arkansas on August 19, 1946. Three months before his birth Clinton’s father was killed in a car accident. At age four Clinton’s mother, married Roger Clinton Sr. whom Clinton loved (changed last name to Clinton) but at the same time disproved of Clinton Sr.’s abusive behaviour fuelled by his alcoholism. Despite the harsh circumstances Clinton faced at home he still to excelled in school and was also a gifted saxophone player. In his senior year, Clinton was given the opportunity to visit the current president in office at that time, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. This inspired him to pursue a career in politics, beginning with attending Georgetown University, followed by receiving a scholarship to Oxford University and finally Yale Law School. At Yale he met Hilary Rodham whom he eventually wed and has one child with, Chelsea Clinton. Clinton’s political career began in home town Arkansas as Governor and advanced to the epitome of American Politics as the 42nd President of the United States of America.
Issues of Concern
For the duration of, and... [continues]
Cite This Essay
(2010, 10). Bill Clinton. StudyMode.com. Retrieved 10, 2010, from http://www.studymode.com/essays/Bill-Clinton-433584.html
"Bill Clinton" StudyMode.com. 10 2010. 10 2010 <http://www.studymode.com/essays/Bill-Clinton-433584.html>.
"Bill Clinton." StudyMode.com. 10, 2010. Accessed 10, 2010. http://www.studymode.com/essays/Bill-Clinton-433584.html.