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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
Early Years
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
Health Issues
End of Presentation

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

In this historic election, Barack Obama became the first African-American to become president and first with a Muslim heritage. With the Obama/Biden win, Biden became the first-ever Roman Catholic vice president. Had the McCain/Palin ticket won, John McCain would have been the oldest president in history, and Sarah Palin would have been the first woman vice president.

Hillary Clinton sought the Democratic nomination. She was the first woman to be an American presidential candidate in every primary and caucus in every state. Sarah Palin became the first woman to appear on a Republican presidential ticket, and the second woman overall to appear on a major party's presidential ticket.

Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidential Elections - Election of 2000 & 2004 - Bush and contains 19 slides and covers the following:

Presidential Elections
Huge Turnout
Campaign Issues
Bush Narrow Victory
Female Candidates
Campaign Issues
Obama Wins
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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47 slides
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