George Herbert Walker Bush
George H. W. Bush was the 41st president of the United States of America. He took office in January 20, 1989 until January 20, 1993. Following the attacks on Pearl Harbor in 1941, at the age of 18 Bush postponed going to college and became the youngest naval aviator in US history. He served until the end of war and attended Yale University soon after. Graduating in 1948, he moved his young family to West Texas and entered the oil business, becoming a millionaire by the age of 40. Bush faced dramatic changes, he sent American troops into Panama to overthrow the corrupt regime of General Manuel Noriega, formerly a CIA asset, who was threatening the security of the canal and the Americans living there. Noriega was brought to the United States for trial as a drug trafficker.
Bill Clinton was the 42nd president of the Unites States of America. Bill Clinton served from 1993 to 2001. He was the first Democratic president since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win a second term. He proposed the first balanced budget in decades and achieved a budget surplus. As part of a plan to celebrate the millennium in 2000, Clinton called for a great national initiative to end racial discrimination. Clinton was known to have been involved in several scandals while Governor of Arkansas. He used Arkansas state policemen to arrange for him to meet women outside of marriage. His close personal business partnerships with James and Susan McDougall in a failed Savings and Loan business venture led to investigation of the Whitewater affair. Several of the people involved with the sale of land prior to the Clinton presidency were indicted, but prosecutors were never able to charge the Clintons with a crime because Susan McDougall would not cooperate with investigators. Clinton later pardoned Susan McDougall for her role in the Whitewater affair. He was impeached for lying under oath.