Bundle of 2 - US Presidents - #41 - GHW Bush & His Election

Bundle of 2 - US Presidents - #41 - GHW Bush & His Election
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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of George HW Bush and a summary of issues which led up to his election. Both presentations together number 26 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

George Herbert Walker Bush, a World War II naval aviator and Texas oil industry executive was the 41st U. S. President. He began his political career in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1967. During the 1970s, he held a variety of government posts, including CIA director. In 1988, Bush defeated Democratic rival Michael Dukakis to win the White House.

In office, he launched successful military operations against Panama and Iraq; however, his popularity at home was marred by an economic recession, and in 1992 he lost his bid for re-election to Bill Clinton. After Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein launched an invasion and occupation of Kuwait in August 1990 and threatened to invade Saudi Arabia, Bush organized a military coalition of more than 30 countries who began a U.S.-led air assault against Iraq in mid-January 1991.

After 5 weeks of the air offensive and 100 hours of a ground offensive, Operation Desert Storm ended in late February with Iraq’s defeat and Kuwait’s liberation. In December 1989, the United States invaded Panama and overthrew the nation’s corrupt dictator, Manuel Noriega, who was threatening the security of Americans who lived there and trafficking drugs to the United States.

After promising “no new taxes” in his presidential campaign, he upset some by raising tax revenues in an effort to deal with a rising budget deficit. In 1992, Bush lost his bid for re-election to Governor Bill Clinton of AR.

Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - #41 - George HW Bush and contains 16 slides and covers the following:

Background Summaries
Early Life
Military Hero
Marriage & Oil Business
Political Career
Political Advances
From VP to President
President Bush
Operation Desert Storm
Panama Invasion
Domestic Issues
Election of 1992
Post Presidency
End of Presentation

Although Vice President George Bush faced some opposition in the primaries from Senator Robert Dole of KS in 1988, he won the Republican nomination by acclamation. The Democrats nominated Michael Dukakis, governor of MA, for president. Dukakis had faced strong competition in the primaries, including the Reverend Jesse Jackson and Senator Gary Hart of CO.

Hart withdrew from the race following revelations about an extramarital affair, and party regulars and political pundits perceived Jackson, a liberal and an African-American, as unlikely to win the general election.

Once again the Republicans were in the enviable situation of running during a time of relative tranquility and economic stability. Running an aggressive campaign, Bush capitalized on a good economy, a stable international stage, and on Reagan's popularity. Dukakis' campaign suffered from several miscues, including failure to defend against Bush's attacks.

After a campaign featuring controversial television ads, Bush and Quayle won with a substantial margin of the popular vote, while winning the Electoral College by a landslide. Since the 1988 election, no candidate has managed to equal or surpass Bush's number of electoral votes won or popular vote percentage.

Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidential Elections - Election of 1988 - GHW Bush and contains 10 slides and covers the following:

Presidential Elections
ELECTION OF 1988
Candidates
Campaign Issues
Few Election Issues
Bush Wins
Election of 1992
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.
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