President George W. Bush

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1. When Bush became President, The country had begun to fall into a recession due mostly to the collapse in the price of internet-related stocks.

1.1. What he did about it-

1.1.1. Tax cuts: Bush argued that cutting taxes would help the slumping economy and it would help Americans to keep more of their income to spend. -This would improve businesses.

2. Scandals

2.1. Bush's love for spending and war

2.1.1. George put America eight years into debt to China, no one had ever been that far until he decided to buy more than we could spend and send military force that waste resources and so on. His obsession with force and power is what drove him to invade Iraq. Starting our long and never ending battle with the Country.

2.2. No help For Katrina

2.2.1. Bush also let the Hurricane Katrina seem like not such a big deal. Help was not needed to the people, Federal Government ignored the crisis more than coming through to help because we were already too far in dept from his mistakes in the first place.

3. Terrorism

3.1. 9/11:

3.1.1. When- September 11, 2001

3.1.2. Where- New York City (Twin Towers) The Pentagon (Arlington, VA) and in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

3.1.3. Response- War on terrorism in Afghanistan- October 7, 2001 Signed The Patriot Act on October 26, 2001 SAR Operation- (The Search And Rescue team had over 300 Sar Dogs working after 9/11 occurred

3.1.4. Who was Responsible- al Qaeda (A terrorist network that was developed by Osama Bin Laden)

3.1.5. Afterwards, Almost 3,000 people were killed in the attack.

3.1.6. How it happened: 19 terrorists that were associated with al Qaeda hijacked 4 Flights. Flights that Hit the Twin towers: American Airlines Flight 11 United Airlines Flight 175 Flight that hit the Pentagon: American Airlines Flight 77 Flight that hit in Pennsylvania United Airlines Flight 93

4. National Defense

4.1. National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive

4.1.1. sometimes called simply "Executive Directive 51"

4.1.2. created and signed by United States President George W. Bush on May 4, 2007

4.1.3. Presidential Directive which claims power to execute procedures for continuity of the federal government in the event of a "catastrophic emergency" What it means by catastrophic emergency is regardless the location, if there are levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions." The presidential directive says that, when the president considers an emergency to have occurred, an "Enduring Constitutional Government" comprising "a cooperative effort among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the Federal Government, coordinated by the President," will take the place of the nation's regular government.

4.2. Patriot Act

4.2.1. Was implemented after the 9/11 attacks

4.2.2. significantly reduced restrictions in law enforcement agencies' gathering of intelligence within the United States; expanded the Secretary of the Treasury’s authority to regulate financial transactions, particularly those involving foreign individuals and entities; and broadened the discretion of law enforcement and immigration authorities in detaining and deporting immigrants suspected of terrorism-related acts.

4.2.3. The act also expanded the definition of terrorism to include domestic terrorism, thus enlarging the number of activities to which the USA PATRIOT Act’s expanded law enforcement powers can be applied.

4.2.4. Act of the U.S. Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001

5. Economics

5.1. Recession

5.1.1. 9/11- After 9/11 had happened the recession became worse and President Bush worked to cut taxes again. (In 2003)

6. Domestic Issues

7. Background

7.1. he was born July 06, 1946. he was born in New Haven, Connecticut. he was also the oldest out of six kids. two weeks before he graduated he went to the Texas Air National Guard. he went to school at yale and then after that he went to go get a job. he got married to a women named laura and then they had two little girls.

8. Ideology/Political Beliefes

8.1. President George W. Bush was a Republican

8.2. His Religion was United Methodist

8.3. Bush had for main ways of showing his views on many different topics like Economic, Social, and Foreign Policies and Civil Liberties.

8.3.1. Ecomonic Policy Health care In 2004, Bush planned a health care program that he said would cover as many as 10 million people who lack health insurance at a cost of $102 billion over the next decade. Bush supported a free-market health care system, and opposed a universal health plan.

8.3.2. Foreign Policy Iraq War On March 19, 2003, Bush ordered an invasion of Iraq, launching the Iraq War. he addressed the nation, stating that he decided to invade Iraq "to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger". The United States and its allies charged that Saddam Hussein's government possessed weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and thus posed a serious and imminent threat to the security of the United States and its coalition allies. This assessment was supported by the U.K. intelligence services, but not by other countries such as France, Russia and Germany.

8.3.3. Social Policy Death Penaltity Bush supported the death penalty. As governor of Texas he allowed 152 executions. Bush commuted the sentence of one prisoner on death row, Henry Lee Lucas, on June 15, 1998.

8.3.4. Civil Liberties Gun Control While Bush has supported regulated gun control, he generally supports guns; in June 1999 he said he opposed requiring child-safety locks on guns; and supported concealed carrying permits.

9. Foreign Policy and Relations

9.1. Bush and his battle with Irag

9.1.1. Bush keeps his mind set in invading Iraq, which he does which has set off a long set of events with soldiers being sent back and forth.

9.2. Strong Goverment

9.2.1. He always wanted a strong government, economic mostly. He wanted to have a good relationship with Latin America. Bush wanted a reduction in nation building and less investment in small military operations.