Bundle of 2 - US Presidents - #43 - G W Bush & His Election

Bundle of 2 - US Presidents - #43 - G W Bush & His Election
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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of George W Bush and a summary of issues which led up to his election. Both presentations together number 47 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of TX from 1995 to 2000.

He married Laura Welch in 1977 and ran unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives shortly thereafter. He later co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team before defeating Ann Richards in the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election. He narrowly won the Electoral College vote in 2000, in one of the closest and most controversial elections in American history.

In the first 2 years of his presidency, George W. Bush enjoyed a political majority in both Congressional houses but faced a strongly divided government. At times, his political rhetoric fueled this divide. Taking a budget surplus left by the previous Democratic administration, Bush pushed through a $1.35 trillion tax cut to stimulate the economy, but critics contended it favored the wealthy. His administration prompted further controversy when he announced the U.S. would not abide by the Kyoto Protocol for reducing green-house gas emissions, citing potential harm to the U.S. economy.

On September 11, 2001, Al Qaeda terrorists hijacked 4 U.S. commercial jetliners. 3 of them hit their targets in NY and WDC. A 4th plane crashed into a farmer’s field in PA. The war on terror had begun, and President George W. Bush promised the American people that he would do all he could to prevent another terrorist attack.

A comprehensive strategy was formed with the creation of the Homeland Security Department, the Patriot Act and the authorization of intelligence gathering that, for a time, included monitoring international phone calls made by U.S. citizens. The Bush administration also built international coalitions to seek out and destroy Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations in Afghanistan, where the ruling Taliban government was said to be harboring Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

As the conflict raged on, United States military forces in Afghanistan began transferring Taliban fighters and suspected Al Qaeda members to a special prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a permanent U.S. naval base.

Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - #43 - George W Bush and contains 28 slides and covers the following:

Background Summaries
Synopsis
Early Years
Yale
National Guard
Business & Marriage
Lifestyle Change
Business Success
Governor of Texas
Compassionate Conservatism
Election 2000
Florida’s Electoral Votes
President GW Bush
War on Terror
Hunt for Al Qaeda
Guantánamo Bay
Weapons Inspections
Invasion of Iraq
Second Term
Enormous Challenges
B Post Presidency
Bush Library
Legacy
Health Issues
End of Presentation

Both the 2000 and 2004 Presidential Elections were razor tight as George Bush defeated incumbent Vice President Al Gore. At the end of the evening there was no clear winner since it was impossible to call “Florida” for either candidate. This indecision called for a voter recount in key southern, predominate Democratic counties in the state.

The matter was referred to the United States Supreme Court who “stayed” the vote count and ruled in a Landmark Case in favor of George Bush. The election created national TV coverage and debate from “all sides” as Florida’s election officials became famous for counting the “hanging chads” and “butterfly ballots” left by the voting machine to determine to either count or discount the vote in question.

Bush and incumbent Vice President Dick Cheney were re-nominated by their party with little difficulty in 2004. Howard Dean was initially the front runner for the Democratic Party's nomination, but Senator John Kerry won nearly all the primaries and caucuses.

Howard Dean was the expected Democratic candidate but lost support during the primaries. There was speculation that he sealed his fate when he let out a deep, guttural yell in front of a rally of supporters, which became known as the “I Have a Scream” speech, because it was delivered on Martin Luther King Day. Kerry chose Senator John Edwards of NC, who had himself sought that party's 2004 presidential nomination, to be his running mate.

There was a huge voter turnout once again. Bush won again in 2004, this time narrowly defeating Senator John Kerry.

Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidents - #43 - G W Bush & His Election

Background
ELECTION OF 2000
The Candidates: Gore
The Candidates: Bush
Competitive Race
No Clear Winner
Vote Recount
“Butterfly Ballot”
Legal Battles
US Supreme Court Ruling
Bush Wins
Electoral Map
ELECTION OF 2004
Candidates
Huge Turnout
Campaign Issues
Bush’s Narrow Victory
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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