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President #43: George W. Bush
Transcript of President #43: George W. Bush
George W. Bush
Born: July 6, 1946
Parents: George Herbert Walker Bush (President #41) and Barbara Bush
Married: Laura (Welch) Bush
Children: Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush
Education: Yale University, Harvard Business School
Political Party: Republican
Presidential Term: January 20, 2001- January 20, 2009
Other Governmental Positions: Governor of Texas (1995-2000), Worked on Father's presidential campaign
Presidential Salary: $400,000 a year
Chief of State
As Chief of State, President Bush made major speeches such as his "Mission Accomplished" speech where he was on an aircraft carrier and proclaimed a "job well done" portraying that the Iraqi war was over, when in fact it went on for another 8 years.
Made a speech after 9/11 saying that "the whole world is going to hear us"
After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Bush made it clear that our war is against all terrorists.
Bush pushed a domestic agenda focused on issues like tax cuts, education reform and stem cell research.
Initiated a program for AIDs that benefited African citizens.
Raised $15 billion to combat AIDs and enrolled 29 million poor African children in school.
Began the overthrow of Osama Bin Laden.
Commander in Chief
Announced Global War on Terror after 9/11
Announced invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Announced the War on Afghanistan.
Proposed the No Child Left Behind Act: An act to close the achievement gap with accountability, flexibility, and choice, so that no child is left behind. (2002)
Popular Leader of the People
Made policies in education, science and defense.
Bush formed a new cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security.
In 2002, President George W. Bush’s State of the Union speech was the first to be live broadcast on the Internet.