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|47th President of the United States|
January 20, 2001 - January 20, 2009
|Preceded by:||Laura Bush|
|Succeeded by:||Caroline Kennedy|
|United States Senator from New York|
January 3, 1995 - November 25, 2000
January 16, 1959, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
University of Michigan University of California, Los Angeles
|Occupation:||Politician, singer, model, actress|
Aaliyah Dana Haughton is the 43th President of the United States. She began her career as a singer and actress, all the while being kept politically active by her mentor Jacqueline Kennedy. After graduating from high school, she chose to continue her music career, releasing her self-titled album Aaliyah in July 1981. The following month, while filming a music video for one of its songs, she was involved in a plane crash, along with eight others. She was the sole survivor.
Following her recovery, she reassessed her life and concluded there was a chance that she was destined for bigger aspirations. She regularly visited Jacqueline Kenendy, who began ailing in health after Haughton's near-death experience. After graduating from the University of Michigan and California, Los Angeles, she became a lawyer and had a successful law career. All the while she kept herself in the spotlight with media reports on her pregnancies, during her college years giving birth to four children.
Haughton chose to run in the 1994 election for Senator from New York. She won in a landslide, appealing to the youth and minorities. Haughton oversaw legislation supporting same-sex marriage and legislations leaning pro-choice, earning her supporters in the LGBT community and with women all across the country.
After five successful years in the Senate, Haughton announced her presidential campaign. She ran on a platform to bring about a positive change in the nation and focus on education and lowering prices, as well as attempting to make peaceful relations with foreign countries to ensure no further conflicts. On November 4, 2000, she won the election. Over the next four years, she came under scrutiny for her children's activities, which prompted Democratic Senators and even some Republicans to point out to the media that her children were all adults and they did not their mother to watch their every move.
Following a landslide victory for her second term, President Haughton came under criticism for naming her brother Rashad Haughton as Attorney General of her cabinet. Her brother became one of her closest advisors. Within the last two years of her presidency, she was reported to fall into several bouts of depression over the shooting deaths of children over the world. Though she had allegedly tried to keep the sadness she sustained during this time a secret, her approval rating went up along with a public opinion that she was more relatable than most other U.S. Presidents.
President Haughton ranks highly among scholars. She is considered one of the greatest U.S. Presidents of all time. She has been credited as being the first U.S. President that both men and women could be inspired by, given that she never addressed herself as a female or made any references to her sex. Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of her mentor Jacqueline Kennedy, would summarize Haughton with the following: "Never before had their been a person to hold the office of the presidency and reflect all of us in some way. We have all grieved, we have all complained and we have all been in despair. That is why President Haughton reached out to people anywhere."