Early Life: George Herbert Walker Bush was the 41st president of the United States. He was born on

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Early Life: George Herbert Walker Bush was the 41st president of the United States. He was born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts to parents Prescott and Dorothy Bush. George’s father was elected to the senate of Connecticut when the family moved there. George Bush was raised in a wealthy family but was taught to be modest and an active citizen in his community. When George was 13, he ran away from home to go to school at the Elite Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. By the time he turned 18, he decided that he wanted to go into the air force. He became a commissioned pilot from 1942-1945 and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Soon after he was done in the air force he went to college at Yale University where he…show more content…
George also launched an aggressive campaign against Michael Dukakis. After that campaign, George won the presidency with an electoral vote of 53 percent and with 426 college votes. During this presidency he chose Dan Quayle to be his Vice President and did not want to significantly change Reagan’s Legacy. He also opposed flag burnings and abortions but supported free trade and community volunteerism. George wanted to be remembered by and education president. After his first presidency he wanted to run again in the 1992 presidency election. George ran a lifeless campaign. His second campaign was hurt because people found out that George broke his promise to them in his 1988 campaign. Also, people in government gave him a hard time but despite all of the negativity, George won the nomination from the Republican Party. While George was in office, he mainly focused on Foreign Policy successes rather than the economy back home in the United States. Significant Acts while President: While George H. W. Bush was in office he did many great things and bad things. During his first presidency, he helped out in the Lebanese hostage crisis, the oil spill in Alaska, and was involved in ongoing wars against drug trafficking. Also during his first presidency, he signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Soviet president Mikhail S. Gorbchev. During his second presidency, he sent troops to Panama to overthrow the corrupt regime on General Manuel Noriega and to

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