Bundle of 2 - US Presidents Defining Events - #41 - GHW Bush

Bundle of 2 - US Presidents Defining Events - #41 - GHW Bush
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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of George HW Bush and the defining events of his presidency. Both presentations together number 35 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

The Gulf War, code named Operation Desert Shield for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm in its combat phase, was a war - in the Persian Gulf region - waged by coalition forces from 34 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

The first major foreign crisis for the United States after the end of the Cold War presented itself in August 1990. Saddam Hussein, the dictator of Iraq, ordered his army across the border into tiny Kuwait. This was no ordinary act of aggression. Iraq's army was well equipped. The United States had provided massive military aid to Iraq during their 8 year war with Iran, giving them the 4th largest army in the world.

The United States passed its first test of the post-Cold War world. Skillful diplomacy proved that the United Nations could be used as an instrument of force when necessary. Although Moscow did not contribute troops to the operation, they gave tacit approval for the attack. The potential for multinational cooperation was demonstrated.

The largest American military operation since Vietnam was completed with smashing success. Most Americans felt confident in their military and technological edge once more. President Bush promptly declared that the "new world order had begun."

On March 19, 2003, the United States attacked Iraq. During the fighting, Saddam fled Baghdad. On December 13, 2003, U.S. forces found Saddam Hussein hiding in a hole in al-Dwar, near Tikrit where he was captured and put on trial by the Iraqi people. After a trial, Hussein was sentenced to death for his crimes. On December 30, 2006, Saddam Hussein was executed by hanging.

Power point #2 is entitled, The United States & Minor Wars - Gulf War - Operation Desert Storm and contains 19 slides and covers the following:

Why Invade Kuwait?
US Interests in Kuwait
Operation Desert Shield
Ultimatum to Iraq
Operation Desert Storm
The Ground War
Scorched Earth by Iraq
Television Coverage
Saddam Hussein Bio
Iraq Power Struggles
Leader of the Baath Party
Dictator of Iraq
Capture, Trial & Execution
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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