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George H. W. Bush Report Card

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Deborah Adeyemi

on 27 February 2015

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Transcript of George H. W. Bush Report Card

George H. W. Bush
Report Card

Bush Sr. served as Vice President under Reagan

Bush won the electoral votes by a
against Senator Michael Dukakis with 426 electoral votes, and 53% popular vote.

However the House and Senate were majority
Military success in the Persian Gulf War (90-91)
Called for a cease fire

Removed and charged Manuel Noriega Panamanian leader for drug trafficking

Sent troops to Somalia

Guardian of the Economy
Chief of Party
The party did not win the midterm election
Democrat was in control of Congress
Republicans against ADA legislation and Bush tax increase
Chief Diplomat
Chief Legislator
Chief Executive
6 month recession
Deficit increased to 4 trillion
from 1 trillion
Increased revenue taxes
Used limited sanctions in the Beijing's Tienanmen Square
At Press conference with Mikhail Gorbachev Bush signed START
Bush helped broker compromise with Germany and NATO
Attended Japanese Emperor Hirohito's funeral
New World Order
Met with Emperor Aikohito
Appointed two Supreme Court Justices
David Souter and Clarence Thomas
Occasionally used veto power to shape legislation
44 veto and only 1 was override by Congress
Signed important legislation
Disabilities Act of 1990- prevented discrimination of disabled people
Clean Air Act- help clean environment
Bush Administration had no real agenda concerning domestic affairs

There were differences between the Bush Administration and the Reagan Administration
Head of State
Pardoned four turkey's during his presidency.

He was the first President to throw pitch in Canada

Many people criticized how he tried to be perceived as a "normal guy"
Greatly acknowledged speech of "points of Light"
President Bush gave someone a Daily Point of Light Award everyday since 1990
"Miller Center." American President: George H. W. Bush: Domestic Affairs. Web. 27 Feb. 2015
http://millercenter.org/president/bush/essays/biography/4 Article Title: Miller Center Website Title: American President: George H. W. Bush: Foreign Policy
"American Experience: TV's Most-watched History Series." <i>PBS</i>. PBS. Web. 27 Feb. 2015. &lt;http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/biography/presidents-bush/&gt;.
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