George Herbert Walker Bush’s death has left many Americans to reflect on the pioneering life of the nation’s 41st president. While he served just one term leading the White House, his accomplishments stretched well beyond the Oval Office and ranged from the realms of the U.S. armed forces to national security to Congress to international diplomacy to, of course, skydiving at an advanced age, colorful socks and much more. Bush died Friday at his home in Houston. His son, George W. Bush, the 43rd president, issued a statement through a family spokesperson that his father, who he said “was a man of the highest character.” “The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41′s life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad,” read the statement. Prior to being elected president in 1988 and effectively being promoted from vice president, a post he served under President Ronald Reagan, Bush was a pilot for the … [Read more...] about Remembering George HW Bush Through The Years: A Life In Pictures
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BILL Clinton was the second President of the United States to be impeached - and narrowly avoided being removed from office. The impeachment charges related to an affair he had with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Here's what you need to know. Why was Bill Clinton impeached? The House of Representatives impeached Bill Clinton - the 42nd American President - on December 19, 1998. It was based on two charges - one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice in connection with an extramarital affair with then 22-year-old Monica Lewinsky. The House voted 228 to 206 in favour of the first charge, and 221 to 212 on the second. At the time, Clinton's approval rating as president was at 72 per cent. Two other impeachment articles - a second perjury charge and a charge of abuse of power - failed to pass in the House. Initially Clinton denied the affair with the former White House intern. He became the first sitting president to testify before a grand jury and after … [Read more...] about Was Bill Clinton impeached, what was his Good Friday Agreement involvement and how old is the former US President?