George W. Bush

By: Albert Watson, Kaley Knight, Samantha Hinson, Brandon Riley, Liza Eller, Vada Watts

George Walker Bush (R)

2001-2009

New Haven, Connecticut

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2000 Election Bush v. Gore

The 2000 presidential election pitted Al Gore vs. George W. Bush. As the election came along, it became clear that it would come down to the wire, and that the votes would be very close. It came down to the state of Florida, where at first Bush won by only a couple hundred votes. Gore's supporters sued for a recount while Bush's supporters sued for the prevention of one. Florida set a deadline that the manual recount had to be in by, but later this was said unconstitutional by the Supreme Court because the state of Florida only made a few counties do a recount, not all of them. The details of Bush v. Gore will probably be argued over for a long time. However, the decision was made, and history was made with it.
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September 11, 2001

•terrorists hijacked 4 planes in America

•2 planes hit the twin towers

•a third plane hit the pentagon the same day

•the 4th plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania

•Over 3,000 people were killed during the crash in NY and DC

•Twin towers - 8:45 the first plane hit the twin tower

•18 minutes later, the 2nd plane hit the other tower

•9:45 the 3rd plane hit

•The passengers in the 4th plane were aware of the terrorists attacking and mobbed them causing a crash in a field in western Pennsylvania

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Al-Qaeda

•a terrorist group founded by Osama Bin Laden and Muhammad Atef in 1989

•goals of forming it - push United States army forces out of Saudia Arabia

•they threaten to kill all

•they kill all christians

•according to their religion, the more people they kill, the more virgins they get in heaven

•they train to kill themselves to prevent being tortured into giving information about their group

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Invasion of Iraq

2003 Invasion of Iraq lasted from March 19 to May 1. The Invasion consisted of 21 days of major combat operations. Combined forces of the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Poland invaded Iraq. The American forces captured the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

President George W. Bushs mission was to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein’s supper for terrorism, and to free the Iraqi people.

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No Child Left Behind

United States Act of Congress that is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which included Title I, the government's flagship aid program for disadvantaged students. NCLB supports standards-based education reform based on the premise that setting high standards and establishing measurable goals can improve individual outcomes in education.
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Patriot Act

45 days after 9/11 the Patriot Act was passes the govt. was now allowed to access phone records, computer records, credit history, and banking history.

Under the Patriot Act, National Security Letters (NSLs) are issued by FBI agents, without a judge’s approval,

The Patriot Act prohibits Americans who receive NSLs from telling anyone.

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Bush's Successes and Failures

Success

There was no successful terrorist attacks on the U.S homeland after September 11th, 2001


Bush became just the fourth republican president in American history to serve two full terms.


George W. Bush won the biggest tax cut in American history > The biggest victory for Bush came four years after he left the presidency when President Obama agreed to make the

Bush tax cuts permanent on all but the top one-half of 1 percent of Americans.


Failures

Bush led the nation into war with Iraq on incorrect intelligence reports > still debating whether the administration lied on faulty and false intelligence reports in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq.


The U.S government failed to capture Bin Laden or secure Afghanistan (during bushes presidency) Bin Laden survived Bush’s presidency, but was brought in “dead or live” by Obama.

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