George W. Bush
By: Albert Watson, Kaley Knight, Samantha Hinson, Brandon Riley, Liza Eller, Vada Watts
George Walker Bush (R)
New Haven, Connecticut
2000 Election Bush v. Gore
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
•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
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.
No Child Left Behind
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.
Bush's Successes and Failures
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.
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.