The Presidents of the USA

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Fast Facts

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George H. W. Bush
1989-1993


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R R R R R
George Herbert Walker Bus
 

birthplace

Milton, MA

birthday

June 12

Life

1924-

age

OFC:64

party

Republican

presidency highlights

Gulf War — The end of the Cold War

nickname:

Poppy, Papa Bush

vice-president:

James Danforth (Dan) Quayle
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previous office

43rd Vice President of USA

key background fact:

Vice President (1981-1989), CIA Director

occupation

Businessman (Oil)

military service

Lieutenant-U.S. Navy (Naval Res.)-WW II (pilot, earned Flying Cross)

children

6:   4 boys  2 girls

wife:

Barbara Pierce (1945)

height

6' 2'' / 1.88 m

higher education

Yale University

religion

Episcopalian

 

quote

"Read my lips. No new taxes."

actions & events

  • 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act
  • 1990 Immigration Act; result: increase of legal immigration 40%

economy

  •  Increased taxes despite his campaign promise.
  • 1992 NAFTA trade pact by Canada, Mexico, U.S.

foreign affairs

  • 1989 Berlin Wall falls.
  • 1991 Dissolution of the USSR - end of the Cold War

military activity

  • 1989-90 Panama invasion. Noriega arrested
  • 1990-91 Gulf War after the invasion of Iraq in Kuwait

unique facts

  • The only CIA head who became president.
  • The first Vice President elected President since Van Buren

interesting

Survived 3 planes crashes during World War II. He was the youngest Navy pilot (at 19).

military activity

  • 1989-90 Panama invasion. Noriega arrested
  • 1990-91 Gulf War after the invasion of Iraq in Kuwait

Legacy

He took few domestic initiatives and the economy had problems, but was successful in foreign affairs, deposing Panama’s dictator Noriega and fighting the Gulf War in Iraq. The Cold War was ended in his watch.

Berlin Wall down

Berlin Wall down