George H. W. Bush
Fall of the Soviet Union
Invasion of Panama
On December 20, 1989 the U.S. invaded Panama, although the U.S. broke international law, and its own government policies. They had all done this in efforts to bring President Manuel Noriega to justice for drug trafficking. President Bush ordered over 25,000 soldiers in this mission. Although this was very controversial due to the number of panama lives lost. The army was successful in capture him and bringing him back into the U.S.
The Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm
The Gulf War- August 2nd, 1990- February 28th, 1991 Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991). Operation desert storm was a war between 34 countries led by the United states against Iraq in response to Iraqs invasion and annexation of Kuwait. The Gulf War impacted the United States by hurting our economy and making americans believe that muslims are the enemy.
Recession of 1992
The recession lasted from 1990-1991 it was the 2nd largest recession and it didn't help president Bush in his further re-elections. Causes that caused this recession was U.S. Federal reserve raised taxes, Iraqs invasion of Kuwait, the latter drove up the oil prices, decreased consumer confidence. The recession was a growing importance on the financial markets on the United States and its americans. Although the recession only lasted about 8 months this was costly in President Bush’s next re-election, which he did end up losing.