George W. Bush 's Foreign Policy Successful

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To what extent was George W. Bush’s foreign policy successful? ¬ “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel American resolve” - George. W. Bush Prior to World War I, the United States’ foreign policy remained predominantly isolated. However, upon the end of the war, American foreign policy saw a pragmatic shift from its original isolationistic nature to XXXXX . America’s policy then was calling for American to avoid entangling political alliance. The new policy of the United States differed from the original in that it focused more on the cooperation between each nation and the international…show more content…
However, what truly shaped Bush’s time in office were the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001 Bush declared a global war on terror in response to this attack. He also established the Department of Homeland Security and authorized some U.S.-led wars in the Middle East. The attacks completely shifted the making of American foreign policy. These shifts were abrupt and made under intense emotional stress, but it has also created a precedent in the way the U.S. engaged in the world. American foreign policy became much more militarized than it was in the past. The Bush Administration passed policies to the use of force against countries without legal jurisdiction, drone strikes in countries wherein the US is not at war, mass interception of private information snooping on American and world citizens, cover- up operations, and so forth. In response to the September 11th attacks, Bush started what has become the longest war in American history – A global war on terror. During his time in office, President George W. Bush has led the American people through trials and hardships unseen since Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency - an attack on American soil. Through his devotion to the safety of America in the War on Terrorism, as well as his attention to key domestic issues, the President continued to fight hard for the country’s democratic ideals. Bush stood firm on his beliefs in what is best for the American public. What triggered the change was
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