Overview of the 1996 Election

Bill Clinton:

Electoral Votes:  379
Popular Votes:  47,402,357 (49.2%)

Robert Dole:

Electoral Votes:  159
Popular Votes:  39,198,755 (40.7%)

Henry Perot:

Electoral Votes:  0
Popular Votes:  8,085,402 (8.4%)


The Bill Clinton Foundation was set up in 2001 to promote better health across the globe. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded by former U.S. President Bill Clinton and has the official mission to "strengthen the capacity of people throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence."
The Clinton Foundation is focusing on the improvement of global health and wellness, the reduction of preventable diseases and child obesity, the improvement of opportunity for girls women, the creation of growth and economic opportunity, and helping all global communities deal with the serious effects of global climate change.
The Clinton Foundation is working mainly through partnerships with organizations, corporations, individuals, or governments who share the same values and goals. The Foundation frequently serves as a sort of incubator to develop and launch new programs and policies. The Clinton Foundation has offices in Little Rock, Arkansas and in New York City.

Thanks to the Clinton Foundation’s programs, and the hard work of partner programs and supporting agencies and individuals across the globe, we have seen some remarkable results over the past decades.

the Clinton Foundation will remain dedicated to addressing inequalities around the world. It will keep on delivering crucial help and come up with tangible results to improve the lives of people all over the globe. The  members of the Foundation are aware that all these great results would never have been possible without the passion, commitment, and contributions of friends, supporters, and partners. They continue to work very hard to make sure that all donations to the Clinton Foundation will make instant differences, if possible. Practically everything that was donated or funded goes directly back into the Foundation’s programs; over the past five years this was more than 85% each year. The Bill Clinton Foundation holds to the highest stewardship standards for contributions that will be used as efficient as possible


After he was re-elected, Clinton used his first State of the Union address to propose comprehensive educational projects. He proposed voluntary national testing in fourth-grade reading as well as eighth-grade mathematics, and he proposed after-school teaching programs as well as a budget increase to finance 100,000 new teachers to reduce the size of school classes.
The years after the 1996 election, the Conservative party was battling against nationwide testing, as they believed that this was giving too much control and influence to the federal administration, despite the fact that the first President Bush had presented a comparable strategy only a few years before.



The republican party was attempting to bring education and learning as an election topic in 1998 and 2000, and although they endorsed more and more money for education, they opposed numerous requirements and testing procedures that would lead to accountability for more financing. The Department of Education was very cautious not to fight against individual states while pressure was growing in Congress to alleviate IASA and Goals 2000, so they basically authorized all state applications of compliance with IASA or gave the states extra time to comply.

As a result of the rejection of NESIC by the US Congress, there no longer was a proper institution to assess requirements, so if a state would follow the appropriate procedure for matching the requirements of IASA, it would certainly be certified. Nevertheless, by 2000 you could still find only seventeen states that fully complied with IASA regulations, and IASA had been ratified six years before.
Bill Clinton recognized that education was the best feasible investment in the future and in people.

Developed middle class entitlement: 2 years’ college


Bill Clinton succeeded in gaining consent for a number of new, and pretty substantial, social educational programs that always had been the centerpiece of his wishes. He organized new tax credits for higher education of more than $30 billion, and actually this program turned the first two years of college into a middle-class entitlement. It was fantastic to see that by 1999, over a stunning ten million of the almost 14 million Americans that were eligible, had taken advantage of this specific program. Thanks to him, the projects supporting people who want to get a better career chances are possible. 

This achievement was totally ignored by Clinton's critics. Some critics said that this wasn't any big piece of legislation, but merely scraps off the table, and that it wasn't anything like the GI Bill of Rights. But actually the college tax credit plan that was introduced in 1997 was much more substantial than the GI Bill of Rights, which basically related to veterans returning from World War II.