She became the first female presidential candidate of the USA: Who is Hillary Clinton?

She has become an integral part of the American political scene over the past 20 years, first as first lady, then as senator, presidential candidate, and secretary of state.

By Jane Dickens Published on 16 Kas─▒m 2023 : 21:10.
She became the first female presidential candidate of the USA: Who is Hillary Clinton?

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton became the Democratic Party's presidential candidate for the 2016 US presidential elections and won the primaries. However, as a result of the elections, Donald Trump became the president, and she remained in second place.

Hillary Diane Rodham was born on October 26, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Rodham, who studied at Marine East High School, took part in many social activities at her school and church during her education.

In her youth, she was involved in tennis and some other sports, winning awards such as Brownie and Girl Scout.

Rodham, who later continued her education at Marine West High School, completed her education there in 1965.

She became interested in politics at the age of 13. She volunteered for Republican candidate Barry Goldwater in the 1964 Presidential election.

Rodham began studying Political Science at Wellesley College in 1965. In her early days, she was president of the university's Young Republicans organization.

Rodham, who gave up this position due to her changing views on the American Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War, adopted her unique view of 'the mind of a conservative and the heart of a liberal'. She was deeply affected by the assassination of Martin Luther King, whom she had the opportunity to meet in her youth, and supported the anti-war Democrat Eugene McCarthy's candidacy for president.

Rodham, who graduated from the Department of Political Sciences with honors in 1969, started studying law at Yale University after her graduation there.

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician and diplomat who served as the 67th United States Secretary of state under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013, as a U.S. senator representing New York from 2001 to 2009, and as the first lady of the U.S. to president Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. A member of the Democratic Party, she was the party's nominee in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, becoming the first woman to win a presidential nomination by a major U.S. political party.

In 1971, she met Bill Clinton, who was studying at the same faculty of the same university. They got married in 1975.

After her law education, Hillary Clinton worked in the legal sector for a while and worked as an unpaid lawyer, especially for children. After her husband was elected American President in 1992, Hillary Clinton became one of America's leading women's rights advocates.

She became a New York senator in 2000 and continued to practice law on children's issues.

She carried out work to help families damaged in the September 11 attacks, to support damaged SMEs, and to assist rescue workers with health-related issues.

Hillary Clinton ran for the US presidency from the Democratic Party in the 2008 elections. While the campaigns for the 2008 elections were being conducted, with rivals such as Barack Obama, Clinton was seen as the most likely candidate to be elected.

As a result of the results, black Barack Obama was elected as the 44th President of the United States.

On January 20, 2009, Clinton became the new US Secretary of State in the staff of Barack Obama, the 44th US president.

Former President Bill Clinton's wife served as secretary of state under President Obama for four years. In this way, Clinton, who became a familiar face in the international arena, spent four years to the fullest.

In this office, Clinton surpassed all her predecessors by traveling to 100 countries.

Clinton was secretary of state when Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was killed in a historic operation in Pakistan in 2011.

The raid on the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya gave Clinton a hard time. The raid in which the ambassador and 3 Americans were killed caused heavy criticism. Clinton found these criticisms unfair.

Clinton's habit of using computers remained on the agenda for a long time. Allegations that Clinton, who was running for president, sent messages containing confidential information from her personal e-mail address created controversy. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs partially confirmed the news. Clinton argued that the rules were not violated.

Clinton, who wanted to try her luck again for the American Presidency in the 2016 Presidential elections, this time competed with Donald Trump, one of the richest businessmen in the world. Although she won the primary elections as a result of the voting, Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States as a result of the general elections.