Presidency of George W. Bush

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  • Inauguration

    Inauguration
    Bush became 43rd president of the United States with Dick Cheney as his Vice President
  • Creation of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

    Creation of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.
    Gave support to religious organizations believing they could help people locally.
  • Bush Signs $1.35 Trillion tax cut

    President Bush signs a $1.35 trillion tax cut into law. Although the amount falls short of the $1.60 trillion the administration has been seeking, the bill does slash income tax rates across the board and provides for the gradual elimination of the estate tax.
  • 9/11

    9/11
    9/11 was an attack on the United States by a terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, lead by Osama Bin Laden. The terrorists hijacked several planes and crashed them into The World Trade Center and The Pentagon. This was the first major terrorist attack against the United States.
  • No Child Left Behind Created

    No Child Left Behind Created
    The No Child Left Behind Act, made in 2001, was an Act that reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It required all public schools receiving federal funding to administer a statewide standardized test annually to all students. Each year the children were supposed to score better than the previous year of the same class, to try and push schools to have kids do better.
  • Bush Establishes the Department of Homeland Security

    Bush Establishes the Department of Homeland Security
    The department was created in response to 9/11 attacks. 18 members of congress sponsored it and it became the largest federal government organization.
  • The U.S Congress authorizes the declaration of war with Iraq --

    The U.S Congress authorizes the declaration of war with Iraq --
    President Bush and his administration came to the decision that the U.S. needed to go to war with Iraq because of the imminent threat of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction and ties to terrorism. In 2003 the US started an insurgence to overthrow Saddam and his government. The war ended in 2011
  • Bush signs the HIV/AIDS Act.

    Bush signs the HIV/AIDS Act.
    The act was a government initiative to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic and is considered to be one of the largest health initiative who's purpose is to combat disease.
  • George Bush is inaugurated and gives his second inaugural address to the nation -

    George Bush is inaugurated and gives his second inaugural address to the nation -
    His inauguration was the beginning of his second term in office with Dick Cheney as Vice President.
  • Hurricane Katrina devestated the gulf of Mexico's bordering southern states.

    Hurricane Katrina devestated the gulf of Mexico's bordering southern states.
    The storm is considered to be the most deadly and mostly natural disaster in U.S. history. FEMA-Federal Emergency Management Agency was blamed for racism when their work of disaster recovery was not very well done.
  • A bill to build a 700 mile fence along the Mexican border is signed

    A bill to build a 700 mile fence along the Mexican border is signed
    The Secure Fence Act of 2006 was a law whose purpose was to,"... help protect the American people." and to make the border between the U.S and Mexico more secure in response to illegal immigration.
  • Saddam Hussein is found guilty of war crimes

    Saddam Hussein is found guilty of war crimes
    Saddam Hussein was the 5th president of Iraq. He is found guilty of war crimes, President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair accusing him of possessing weapons of mass destruction and having ties to al-Qaeda, and is hung in Bagdad, Iraq. Media Coverage helped influence the public perception of his execution, saying it was an 'end to a dark time of Iraqi history.'
  • Bush issues a 17.4 billion auto bailout to General Motors and Chrysler

    Bush issues a 17.4 billion auto bailout to General Motors and Chrysler
    Bush was attempting to prevent the collapse of the auto industry which could lead to greater economic problems. Both companies had been near bankruptcy.
  • President George W. Bush gives his farewell address to the Nation

    President George W. Bush gives his farewell address to the Nation
    Bush spoke about things that he had accomplished as well as issues facing the nation (mostly terrorism following 9/11 which was the major issue).
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