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To account for inflation, if you had $100 Converted from 1990 today you would have $153.76.
Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton (right) and his running mate, Al Gore, raising their arms at the end of the Democratic National Convention in New York City, July 16, 1992
On January 20, 1993, poet Maya Angelou was honored as the first woman and the first African American to read her work at a presidential inauguration. Bill Clinton had asked Angelou to write and deliver a speech for the occasion.
In her efforts, Angelou managed to express the optimism that was prevalent during the time as well as recalling the dream of which Martin Luther King, Jr. had spoken of so memorably.
The poem is entitled "On the Pulse of Morning" and is excerpted below:
"Lift up your faces, you have a piercing need
To the left:
Photograph of President William Clinton and President Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin
Clinton and Yeltsin are seen delivering a
joint press statement on the steps of
Springwood, the Home of
Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Hyde Park,
New York on 10/23/1995.
The gentlemen are sharing a laugh after President Yeltsin made a joke about journalists.
Photographs of the White House Photograph Office (Clinton Administration
Writing from Space
On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth. In 1998, he returned to space at the age of 77, aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. In the 36 years since his first orbit, both spacecraft and communication technology had advanced significantly – Senator Glenn could now communicate with the president via email directly from space!
-National Archives, William J. Clinton Library
Whitewater & Impeachment Proceedings
The Constitution states that the President (and other officers) "shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors." Impeachment, a formal set of charges, requires a vote of a majority of the House of Representatives. The second step, conviction of the charges and removal from office, requires a two-thirds majority of the Senate. The extensive "Whitewater" investigation into real estate deals in Arkansas before Clinton assumed office resulted in no conclusive evidence, and Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr turned to investigations of sexual improprieties. Under oath, President Clinton claimed not to have had a sexual relationship with White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky, and eventually admitted that he had. In a vote along party lines, Clinton was impeached by the House on December 19, 1998, on 2 counts: perjury before a grand jury, and obstruction of justice. President Clinton was acquitted by the Senate Feb. 12, 1999. U.S. Senate Photo Studio
Video: Whitewater and
Today, in 2012, Twenty years after Serb forces unleashed a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing in Bosnia, their military commander General Ratko Mladic is finally going on trial on charges of masterminding atrocities throughout the country's devastating 1992-95 war.
Mladic will enter the United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal as a frail 70-year-old, a far cry from the swaggering general who commanded Serb forces during the war that left some 100,000 people dead.
BOSNIAN GENOCIDE: Remembering Serbian-run concentration camps in Bosnia, where Bosniaks (Muslims) and Croats (Catholics) were detained, tortured, starved and killed.