#103   President George W. Bush
             Second Term 2004-2008
           ch 28

Last Update: November 19, 2015

OK PASS Objectives

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

After his re-election, Bush received increasingly heated criticism from conservatives and liberals.


In 2005, the Bush Administration dealt with widespread criticism over its handling of Hurricane Katrina.

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Following this and other controversies, as well as dissatisfaction with the direction of the Iraq War, Democrats won control of Congress in the 2006 elections.

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M. Compare and assess the causes, conduct, and consequences of the U.S.-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
In December 2007, the United States entered its longest post-World War II recession.  This prompted the Bush Administration to take more direct control of the economy, enacting multiple economic programs intended to preserve the country's financial system.

Content Standard 6:

K. Describe and evaluate the ongoing globalization of the United States’ and the world’s economic

As the recession deepened the Bush Administration enacted multiple economic programs (Bailouts) intended to preserve the country's financial system.

Though Bush was popular within the U.S. for much of his first term, his popularity declined sharply during his second term. He was a highly controversial figure internationally, with public protests occurring even during visits to close allies, such as the UK

After leaving office, Bush returned to Texas and purchased a home in a suburban area of Dallas, Texas. He is currently a public speaker and has written a book about his presidency entitled Decision Points

Content Standard 7:


Discuss the government's "Bailouts of 2007 and 2008

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