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Title: George Herbert Walker Bush


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George Herbert Walker Bush 41st
  • How should historians judge the impact,
    effectiveness, and legacy of the George H.W. Bush
    administration?

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The main issues of the 1988 Election There is a
large federal deficit The Iran Contra incident
caused distrust in the government Extension of
Reagan vs. a typical Democrat
Dukakis H.W. Bush
Increase spending on health care, child care, education, etc. Not a very focused campaign Will stay strong on defense Family man Used many negative ads
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George Herbert Walker Bush 41st
  • Berlin wall comes down (1989)

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Berlin Wall Falls
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George Herbert Walker Bush 41st
  • Berlin wall comes down (1989)
  • Manuel Noriega is overthrown in Panama (1989)

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Manuel Noriega Panama
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George Herbert Walker Bush 41st
  • Berlin wall comes down (1989)
  • Manuel Noriega is overthrown in Panama (1989)
  • Persian Gulf War/Operation Desert Storm begins
    (1991)

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Persian Gulf War
  • Authorized (by the UN) conflict between Iraq and
    the coalition forces (U.S., United Kingdom, etc.)
    after Iraq invaded Kuwait

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Operation Desert Storm
The U.S. name for the air and land operation of
the Persian Gulf War.
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George Herbert Walker Bush 41st
  • Berlin wall comes down (1989)
  • Manuel Noriega is overthrown in Panama (1989)
  • Persian Gulf War/Operation Desert Storm begins
    (1991)
  • Oversaw the end of the Cold War Gorbachev
    resigns and the Soviet Union dissolves (1991)

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December 25, 1991
  • Eleven of the Soviet Republics declared their
    independence from the Soviet Union
  • Saw the U.S.S.R. down the road to democracy,
    ended the Cold War and the arms race

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Commonwealth of Independent States
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George Herbert Walker Bush 41st
  • Berlin wall comes down (1989)
  • Manuel Noriega is overthrown in Panama (1989)
  • Persian Gulf War/Operation Desert Storm begins
    (1991)
  • Oversaw the end of the Cold War Gorbachev
    resigns and the Soviet Union dissolves (1991)
  • Contradicts his no new taxes promise hurting
    his chances for re-election

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  • Read my lips, no new taxes

Because of the ever-growing deficit, Bush had to
go against his campaign promise of no new taxes
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George Herbert Walker Bush 41st
  • How should historians judge the impact,
    effectiveness, and legacy of the George H.W. Bush
    administration?
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