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Title: President George H.W. Bush

President George H.W. Bush
  • Exploring American History
  • Unit VIII - 1970s - Today

Election of 1988
  • Election of 1988
  • Candidates
  • Republican- George W. Bush
  • Democrat- Michael Dukakis
  • Issues - Problems of the Reagan administration.
    Iran-Contra Affair.
  • Campaign-
  • Bush controversy in choosing Dan Quayle as V.P.
  • Dukakis snubs Jessie Jackson (Black) for Bentsen.
  • Willie Horton and Dukakis
  • Very Negative campaign with a number of
    Political Action Committees (PAC) money.
  • Outcome- Bush wins 54 to 46, but the Democrats
    won the majority in Congress.

President George H. W. Bush
  • 41st President- 1989-1993- Republican
  • Who was he?
  • Inauguration Speech
  • Read my lips. No new taxes.
  • Thousand points of light volunteers
  • Campaign against drugs.
  • Problems faced
  • Large budget deficit and national debt that had
    tripled under Reagan
  • Savings and Loan collapse- 500 Billion from
    taxpayers to cover losses.
  • Energy department cleanup of nuclear waste- 200
  • Exxon Valdez oil spill

President George H. W. Bush
  • Foreign Affairs and Problems
  • End of Cold War and changes in Europe.
  • Tianamen Square in China
  • Berlin Wall falls
  • START I signed
  • Invasion of Panama- Operation Just Cause
  • Persian Gulf War- Operation Desert Storm- 38
    days and 100 hours on the ground.
  • Lifts sanctions against South Africa
  • Aid package to former Soviet Union.
  • Domestic Affairs and Problems
  • Bush raises taxes
  • Inflation soaring
  • Anti- Drug Laws
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Bill to reduce federal budget
  • Fair labor standards amendment
  • Immigration Act of 1990

Operation Desert Storm
  • August 2 Iraq invades Kuwait.
  • August 5 President Bush declares invasion "will
    not stand."
  • November 29 UN Security Council authorizes use of
    "all means necessary" to eject Iraq from Kuwait.
  • January 12 Congress authorizes use of force.
  • January 17 Allied attack begins with Apache
    strike at 238 A.M.
  • February 24 Ground attack begins. Schwarzkopf
    decides to accelerate main attack of VII Corps by
    fifteen hours.
  • February 26 Iraqis flee Kuwait City. VII Corps
    hits Republican Guard in Battle of 73 Easting.
    February 28 Cease-fire takes effect at 8 A.M.
  • June 8 Victory parade in Washington.

Election of 1992
  • Election of 1992
  • Candidates
  • Republican- George W. Bush
  • Democrat- William Clinton
  • Reform Party- Ross Perot
  • Issues - primarily around economic issues and the
    end of the Cold War.
  • Campaign-
  • The third party candidacy of Ross Perot was a
    true wild card in the campaign. Perot, a self
    made billionaire, ran a one-issue campaign -
    deficit reduction.
  • Clintons image of youth convinced many to vote
    for him.
  • Outcome- Clinton wins close race 43to 38 and
    370 electoral to 168.