Hillary Rodham vs Michelle Obama

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Brian L. Marone
Excelsior College
maronebrian@gmail.com
English 101
Instructor: BK Harvey
16 January 2013

Hillary Clinton Vs Michelle Obama
Many people usually spend the majority their time comparing the past and present presidents against each other. They always talk about the things the presidents have accomplished leaving behind a great legacy, but they never consider the great women behind the man. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama are both very different accomplished First Ladies.

Both women had different college career paths. Hillary first attracted national attention in 1969 for her remarks as the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley College. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1969 with departmental honors in political science. She embarked on a career in law after receiving her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Yale Law School in 1973. Michelle challenged the teaching methodology for French because she felt that it should be more conversational. “She attended Princeton University, graduating cum laude in 1985, and went on to earn a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1988” (Bio.True Story, 2013). She majored in sociology, minored in African American studies, and earned her (J.D.) degree from Harvard Law School in 1988 where she took part in demonstrations demanding more minority students and professors.

Hillary and Michelle have different professional careers. During Hillary’s postgraduate study, “Rodham served as staff attorney for Edelman's newly founded Children's Defense Fund in Cambridge, Massachusetts” (Zoominfo, 2013). She also served as a consultant to the Carnegie Council on Children. In 1974, Hillary was a member of the impeachment inquiry staff in Washington, D.C., advising the House Committee on the Judiciary during the Watergate scandal. Under the guidance of Chief Counsel John Doar and senior member Bernard Nussbaum, Hillary helped research...
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