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43rd President of the US – George W. Bush

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George Walker Bush, also known as George W. Bush, was the 43rd President of the United States. He is the eldest son of George H. W. Bush, who was the…


George Walker Bush, also known as George W. Bush, was the 43rd President of the United States. He is the eldest son of George H. W. Bush, who was the 41st President of the country.

An Episcopalian turned United Methodist, Bush was born on July 6, 1946. Prior to becoming the 43rd president of the U.S., Bush was the Governor of Texas. He served as the 46th Governor of the state for five years (1995-2000). Bush has written one book thus far, which is titled Decision Points (published in 2010). Jeb (John Ellis) Bush, the 43rd Governor of Florida, is his younger brother.

Early Life of George W. Bush :

George W. Bush was born in New Haven, Connecticut. His father is George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the U.S., and his mother is Barbara Bush. He is the only one of the two Presidents of the U.S. to be a child of a previous president, following John Quincy Adams. Bush is a Yale University Graduate (1968) and he also studied MBA at the Harvard Business School.

After completing his studies, he worked for oil companies. In 1977, he married Laura Welch and went for the membership of the U.S. House of Representatives soon after that but could not make it.

Presidential Life :

George W. Bush was the co-owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team prior to overwhelming Ann Richards in the Texas Gubernatorial Election held in 1994. In the 2000 United States Presidential Election, which was subject to a number of debates and controversies, he became the 43rd President of the United States as the Republican Candidate. He trounced Democratic Vice President Albert Arnold “Al” Gore in the United States Electoral College. He has been honored twice as Time Person of the Year, in 2000 and 2004.

Facts

Full Name: George Walker Bush
Date of Birth: July 6, 1946, New Haven, Connecticut
Parents: George Herbert Walker and Barbara Pierce Bush
Spouse: Laura Welch (1946- ; m. 1977)
Children: Jenna Welch (1981- ); Barbara Pierce (1981- )
Religion: Methodist
Education: Yale University (B.A., 1968); Harvard University (M.B.A., 1975)
Profession(s): Pilot; oilman; owner, Texas Rangers baseball team
Government ranks: Texas governor
Political party: Republican
President Term: January 20, 2001-January 20, 2009
Age when assumed office: 54

Snapshot of George W. Bush’s life

1946 Born in Connecticut
1968 Graduates from Yale University
1978 Loses in bid for U.S. Congressional seat; founds Bush Exploration oil company
1989 Is part of a group that purchases the Texas Rangers baseball team
1994-2000 Serves as governor of Texas
2000 Elected forty-third U.S. President

Outcome of the Election

2000 Presidential / Vice Presidential Candidates Popular votes Electoral votes
George W. Bush / Richard Cheney (Republican) 50456167 271
Albert Gore / Joseph Lieberman (Democratic) 50996064 266

Presidential Term and its details

Dates: January 20, 2001-January 20, 2009
Vice President: Richard B. Cheney (2001-2009)

Other than matters related to the safety of the country, Bush endorsed plans on healthcare, economy, social security, and academic restructurings. He ratified various legislations into acts such as the No Child Left Behind Act, broad (Bush) tax cuts, Medicare prescription drug assistances for seniors, and the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.

Bush’s presidential terms witnessed public discussions on Social Security, migration, water boarding, surveillance by electronic means, and other “enhanced interrogation techniques”.

He was successful in his rerun for the 2004 United States Presidential Elections, beating John Kerry, the Democrat Candidate, and becoming the president of the country for the second time. the contest was neck and neck, but he eventually made it. He faced intense criticism due to issues like the Iraq War, the mismanagement of Hurricane Katrina, and the depression in the latter part of the 2000s, which badly hit the economy.

International Policies of Bush :

As the American President, George W. Bush backed out from various overseas accords and pacts, especially the Kyoto Protocol with regards to Global Warming. During his first term as President, a sequence of terrorist strikes took place on September 11, 2001, also known as the 9/11 attacks. In reply to that, Bush declared a worldwide attack on terrorism and decreed a raid on Afghanistan in 2001. He also waged the Iraq War in 2003. After completing his 2nd presidential term, he went back to Texas and bought a residence close to Dallas and is working as an orator.

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