President Bush


George W. Bush Facts

  • George Walker Bush was born on July 6, 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut
  • George W. Bush was 54 years of age when he became the 43rd President of America in 2001. He served for 8 years until 2009.
  • Just after six months into his presidency the 9/11 terrorist attacks took place on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon. Bush retaliated by pronouncing a war on terror, an international military campaign, which included war against the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001 and war in Iraq in 2003.
  • George W Bush was elected for a second term in 2004 despite criticisms for his handling of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars
  • George Walker Bush had a good education and became the first U.S. president with an MBA degree.. He attended Yale University and Harvard Business School, then in May 1968 he joined the Texas Air National Guard and became a pilot

Domestic Policies

Initially announced by President Bush in 2002, the Clear Skies Initiative was aimed at amending the Clean Air Act further reduce air pollution and expanded the emissions trading programs to include new pollutants such as mercury. The goal of the initiative was to reduce the sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and mercury emissions of power plants over the course of 15 years, while saving consumers millions of dollars.

No Child Left Behind Act

The Act requires states to develop assessments in basic skills. To receive federal school funding, States must give these assessments to all students at select grade levels.

Foreign Policies

Major Event

9/11 Attacks

On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters.

Summary Of Bush's Presidency

George W. Bush's presidency began on January 20. 2001,when he was inaugurated as the 43rd president of United States of America.As president, Bush pushed through a $1.3 trillion tax program and the No Child Left Behind Act, and also pushed for socially conservative efforts such as the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act and faith-based welfare initiatives. After the 9/11 attacks, bush declared War on Terrorism and ordered an invasion of Afghanistan to destroy Al-Qaeda and capture Bin-Laden.Bush also initiated an AIDS program that committed $15 billion to combat AIDS over five years. His presidency ended on January 20, 2009.