The Presidents of the USA

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Fast Facts

43
George W. Bush
2001-2009


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George Walker Bush
 

birthplace

New Haven, CT

birthday

July 6

Life

1946-

age

OFC:54

party

Republican

presidency highlights

9/11 — Iraq War — Tax cuts

nickname:

Dubya

vice-president:

Richard Cheney
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previous office

Governor of Texas

key background fact:

Son of former President George Bush, Governor of Texas

occupation

Businessman (Oil, Baseball)

military service

Lieutenant - Air Force (Texas Air Nat. Guard) - pilot

children

2:     2 girls

wife:

Laura Welch (1977)

height

5' 11'' / 1.80 m

higher education

Yale, Harvard

religion

Methodist

 

quote

"With those attacks, the terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States. And war is what they got."

actions & events

  • 2001 9/11
  • 2001 Patriot Act
  • 2002 “no child left behin” law to improve education
  • 2005 Hurricane Katrina

economy

  • 2001, 2003 Bush Tax cuts
  • 2008 Financial crisis. The worst since the Great Depression.

foreign affairs

  •  Iraq’ s "Weapons of mass destruction" hoax
  •  Kyoto protocol rejected by USA
  •  Capture and execution of Saddam Hussein

military activity

  • 2001 War against the Afghanistan Talibans.
  • 2003 Iraq War

unique facts

  • The second son of a president to become president
  • The only president with an MBA
  • With both the highest and lowest approval ratings

interesting

Before focusing on national politics, George Bush was the managing partner and part owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team from 1989-1998.

military activity

  • 2001 War against the Afghanistan Talibans.
  • 2003 Iraq War

Legacy

He left as one of the least popular and most divisive presidents in American history. The Iraq war, the bungled response to Hurricane Katrina, the 2008 economic crisis, has brought the worst collapse in America's reputation since WW II.

9/11

9/11