Bill Clinton was an Arkansas governor with little stature on the public scene in 1992 when he made a surprising run to the Democratic presidential nomination. Clinton ended up pulling off an upset of incumbent George H.W. Bush, starting two terms that were marked by conflict. Republicans engineered a shutdown of Congress during Clinton’s term, but he found a knack for bipartisan cooperation and passed major legislation, including a welfare reform bill. Clinton was also known for his scandals, including an impeachment after he lied about a relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky. After leaving office, Clinton gained a reputation for his humanitarian efforts.