President George W. Bush

By: Kristen Grisham

What were some of his foreign accomplishments?

-Ordered an invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 to overthrow the Taliban, destroy Al-Qaeda, and to capture Osama bin Laden following the September 11th terrorist attacks.

-Led an invasion of Iraq in 2003 under the pretext of Iraqi refusal to relinquish its WMD.

-Condemned Iraq, Iran, and North Korea as part of the “Axis of Evil” an accused them of helping terrorism and seeking WMD.

-Signed the US-India Civil Nuclear Agreement with India, greatly improving, relations between the countries.

-Established the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief(PEPFAR), an AIDS program that committed $15 billion to combat AIDS over five years, especially in Africa.


"Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time." -George W. Bush

History

Took Office- January 20, 2001

Left Office- January 20, 2009

Time in Office- 8 years; 2 terms


43rd President


Born- July 6, 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut

Education- Phillips Academy, Harvard Business School, The Kinkaid School, and Yale University

Family- His father George Bush Sr. was the 41st President. 5 brothers and sisters; 2 children; married to Laura Bush in 1977

"Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward and freedom will be defended." -George W. Bush