President George W. Bush

Background

Born July 6th 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut. was owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team before becoming Governor of Texas in 1995. He is the oldest of six children, and his father was a Naval Aviator during WW2. He also served in the Air Force.

Election Of 2000

George Bush and his running mate Dick Chaney, defeated Al Gore by a very small margin in the election of 2000 (271-266) electoral votes. It was the fourth election in the history of the United States where the winner did not have the popular vote.

On the Campaign Trail

Tragedy of 9/11

September First 2001, one of the most tragic events in American History. The twin towers fall as two planes crash in to them, leaving all who were in the building dead or dying. Most people remember these attacks but there were two others. A plane was crashed into the Pentagon and another had the same target but was stopped and crashed in a field. Some consider this tragedy to be the greatest challenge a president has ever faced. After this tragedy President Bush made some changes. Stricter regulations on airport security were made, and The Department of Homeland Security was formed.

War on Terrorism

September 20th 2001, President Bush declares a War on Terror. This Declaration was in response to the attacks of September 11th 2001, and would eventually lead to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Department of Homeland Security

The creation of the Department of Homeland Security was suggested by President Bush in June of 2002. This is one of the most significant changes in Government in over half a century. The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of Americans from terrorist attacks or other disasters.
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Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Started because of the finding of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. People have been discussing this war many years after its end and whether we should have been there or not, but it is hard to know what would have happened if we had not gone.

Achievements

First live internet broadcast of a state of the union speech. First son of a president to become president since John Quincey Adams. Part of the Texas Air National Guard.

Mini Quiz

1. Who was vice president during George W. Bushes time?


2. How many planes hit the twin towers and the pentagon on September 9, 2011?


3. Who was George Bush running against in the election of 2000?


4. Was the Iraq war a mistake?


5. How does the department of homeland security compare to the united nations?