#102   President George W. Bush        ch 28

Last Update: November 19, 2015

OK PASS Objectives

Bush is the eldest son of President George H. W. Bush, who served as the 41st President, former governor of Texas.  Bush was elected President in 2000 as the Republican candidate, defeating then-Vice President Al Gore in the Electoral College.

Watch Pres GW Bush 7min mp4

Watch History Channel 911 Timeline mp4

Content Standard 6:

Eight months into Bush's first term as president, the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks occurred. In response, Bush announced a global War on Terrorism, ordered an invasion of Afghanistan that same year and an invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Watch The New Terrorists 14 min video
Watch How the Towers collapsed 4 min mp4

Content Standard 6:

L. Evaluate the rise of terrorism and its impact on the United States; the role and effects of the the attacks on the World Trade Center Towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, DC on September 11, 2001

Bush promoted policies on the economy, health care, education, and social security reform. He signed into law broad tax cuts, the No Child Left Behind Act, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, and Medicare prescription drug benefits for seniors.

Watch No Child Left Behind 10 years later 3min video

 

PATRIOT ACT

Remember the Smith Act?   The Act dramatically reduced restrictions on law enforcement agencies' ability to search telephone, e-mail communications, medical, financial, and other records; eased restrictions on foreign intelligence gathering within the United States;

 

the attacks on the World Trade Center Towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, DC on September 11, 2001; and the policies and actions of the U. S. Government to respond to and counter terrorism (e.g., PATRIOT ACT and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security).

The United States Department of Homeland's Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the United States federal government with the primary responsibilities of protecting the territory of the U.S. from terrorist attacks and responding to natural disasters.

U. S. Government to respond to and counter terrorism (e.g., PATRIOT ACT and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security).

 

The Afghanistan
Iraq War

The 2003 invasion of Iraq conflict known as the Iraq War or Operation Iraqi Freedom in which a combined force of troops from the United States, alongside the United Kingdom tried to free the Iraqi people from the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein

 

 


The War in Afghanistan began on October 7, 2001, as the US Armed Forces' Operation Enduring Freedom was launched, along with British Armed Forces, in response to the September 11 attacks on the United States.

Watch Operation Iraqi Freedom 10min.mp4

Bush successfully ran for re-election against Democratic Senator John Kerry in 2004, in another relatively close election.

Content Standard 6:

and the policies and actions of the U. S. Government to respond to and counter terrorism (e.g., PATRIOT ACT and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security).

M. Compare and assess the causes, conduct, and consequences of the U.S.-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

   
 
   
   

Photo Credits:

George Bush: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Bush

Baby: http://www.talkingproud.us/ImagesPhotoGallery/God/BabyFromGod.jpg

Bush Kerry: http://www.cornellsun.com/files/images/bloggy.thumbnail.JPG

Katrina: http://mulattodiaries.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/hurricane-katrina-6.jpg

Economy: http://www.pennsylvaniafiduciarylitigation.com