George Bush: Congress and 9/11

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The start of the 21st century brought on new challenges and new obstacles that America was unfamiliar with at the time. A controversial decade was about to unravel with the presidency of George W. Bush. A decade filled with controversy, from the election of Bush and well off into the ending of his presidency. The presidency saw significant changes in which the role of the president was to wield power in times of peril. In this time, saw the role of congress diminish, while on contrary expanding the power of the executive. Following the events of September 11th, 2001, which change the setting of the presidency and congressional relationship.By means of manipulation, deceiving, bypassing congress, and using the crisis of September 11th…show more content…
As stated before, September 11th changed the setting of the presidency and congress, during this time. The patriot act enacted by congress, took the attitudes that have emerge from the attacks of September 11th and in cooperated these attitudes into the patriot act. “The enactment of this law gave George Bush full discretion and with the resolutions provide by congress, that the president can use power that is necessary and proper to wield power without repercussions from congress.”(Taylor Jr, 2006) Congress in essence, gave its authority to check the president away and allow the president to lead without a check from congress. Using the momentum of September 11th attack and the passing of the resolutions and the patriot act, Bush was able to bring Democrats and Republicans together. Bush was able to form alliances between the two parties and address other germane issues. Such as passing “Education reform and Tax cuts.”(Dubay, 2009) Such as the no child left behind, which was in theory a bi-partisan bill that was passed by both houses. And, tax cuts that include Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 and Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, as well as the controversial estate cuts, which lowered taxes for the upper class, who owned a significant amount of wealth. That being stated, this directly leads to my analysis. And address this issue. George Bush presidency saw the great expansion of the executives’ role in

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