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Title: George Bush


1
George Bushs Presidency
2
Election of 1988
  • ______________ (R) v. _____________ (D)
  • Read My Lips, _______________________

3
Election Results of 1988
4
A ______________ America
  • Bush continued much of Reagans policies
  • Promisedwell read it above.

5
___________, 1989
  • World events showing that the __________ is
    waning and people are moving toward
    __________________
  • June China crushed a pro-democracy movement in
    __________________
  • Television cameras showed this

6
Eastern Europe 1989
  • Polands Solidarity Movement successful and
    puppet government toppled
  • Communist regimes in Hungary, Czech., Romania fall

7
Berlin Wall Falls
  • December, 1989 Berlin Wall falls and the process
    of uniting ________________________________
    begins

8
1990 Persian Gulf
  • August, 90 Iraqs ________________ attacks
    __________ in an attempt to gain a stranglehold
    on ____ in Middle East
  • Needed to pay for 8 year war with ________
  • Could raise his power, hurt Israel and U.S.

9
U.N Condemns Iraq
  • U.N. condemns attack on Kuwait and demands
    removal of Iraqi troops
  • Hussein refused and UN put _______________________
    ___ on Iraq
  • When sanctions did not work, UN gave Hussein
    ultimatum
  • Leave Kuwait by January, 1991 or they would use
    _________________ to expel troops.

10
January, 1991
  • U.S. deploys _________ troops (out of
    _____________________ U.N. troops)
  • UN unleashes air attacks on Iraq
  • Iraq responds by sending Scud missile attacks
    on civilians in Saudi Arabia and Israel
  • Iraq also stockpiled on _____________, chemical
    and biological weapons
  • Set _____________________ on fire

11
Operation Desert Storm
  • February, 1991 U.N. begins __________________
  • Ground attack on Iraq
  • Iraq surrendered in___ days
  • Led by ________________________________

12
Results of Desert Storm
  • Bushs popularity rating was ___ when Iraq
    surrendered
  • U.N. deal called for ceasefire, but not for
    ___________________of Hussein
  • Hurt Bushs popularity rating
  • War in Iraq in 2003?

13
End of Cold War
  • Old-line communists try to overthrow
    _________________ in August, 1991
  • Gorbachev survives coup but resigns
  • ____________ takes over USSR
  • USSR ___________ in ___________________

14
Cold War Impact on U.S. Economy
  • Late 1980s-Early 1990s economy began to recover
    from 1987 __________________
  • End of Cold War meant
  • Decrease in ____________________ and missile
    construction
  • Closing of a number of ___________________
  • Pentagon cancelled over _________________ in
    defense contracts
  • Increase _______________ (especially California)

15
1992 Tax Increase
  • To make up for downturn in economy, Bush
    ___________ taxes
  • Goes back on Read My Lips promise
  • Country fell into a _______________
  • Hurts popularity

16
______________ Riots, 1991
  • Motorist beaten by LAPD
  • Officers acquitted of crimes in court
  • Led to 3 days of rioting in LA
  • People also frustrated by lack of domestic help
    in 1980s, Bush vetoing of civil rights
    legislation, perceived racism of LAPD
  • Bush slow to act--hurt popularity

17
________________ Scandal
  • Bush nominated ________________ to Supreme Court
  • Accused of _______________ by Anita Hill
  • Thomas _________ by Congress after hearings
  • Again, hurt Bushs popularity heading into
    election in 1992
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