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Title: George W. Bush


1
George W. Bush
  • 2000-2008
  • Party Republican
  • Vice President Dick Cheney

2
Who won the electoral college vote in Florida?
  • Went to bed not knowing who was President.
  • Went to Supreme court to determine the Florida
    vote
  • Bush wins!

3
911
  • September 11, 2001 World Trade Centers in NYC,
    Pentagon in Washington attacked
  • Declared Acts of War
  • Begins War on Terror

4
911
  • http//www.history.com/videos/911-timeline911-tim
    eline

5
Patriot Act 10/26/01
  • Detain foreigners suspected of terrorists
    activities for 70 days without charging them
  • Tap phones emails
  • Search warrants valid across states
  • Order banks to investigate sources of large
    foreign accounts
  • Prosecute terrorists without any restrictions

6
Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan- Overthrow Taliban to root out Al
    Qaeda

7
Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Bush believes that Saddam Hussein has weapons of
    mass destrution
  • Sends in inspection teams with little success of
    finding them

8
Iraq
  • Iraq- Operation Iraqi Freedom, March 2003
  • 200,000 troops
  • Imbedded media
  • January 25, 2005 Iraq had democratic election
  • Rumsfeld, Sec. Of defense, has to answer
    questions about treatment of prisoners

9
No Child Left Behind
  • 1/8/02 increases student and teacher
    accountability
  • Targets money for improving schools
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