| Bush will be remembered as the president with both the highest and lowest approval ratings in American history. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, his rating peaked. However, after his failure in dealing with the damage inflicted by Hurricane Katrina, and the slumping of the U.S. economy into recession in 2008, his popularity declined.
There are many flaws in the actions of the President of the United States using executive action to shape policies for the United States, but congress plays a major role in the reasons why there are so many issues pertaining to the use of executive action. Another flaw is that it is not spelled out in the constitution that the president is allowed to bypass congress on any issues that are not attended to. Congress makes a huge fuss about the president executing his executive actions but congress is the one from the beginning that granted that right to him in the first place. The presidents use of executive action on issues, that when applied, bypasses congress. Executive Actions are used to remedy a fundamental lack of action by congress
One of the worst Presidents in American History was George W. Bush. He is a war criminal, he has enacted war onto a country who did not attack, or declare war on us.
When people vote for the President of the United States every 4 years, some of the key qualities they look for include strong leadership, strong relations with the public and someone who is able to handle both domestic and international challenges. Ever since our founding fathers wrote the Constitution in the summer of 1787, the American people have looked to the president to lead the public in the right direction and to provide strong leadership in times of crisis and war. Of course, a president’s governing style varies and is usually dependent on the times. For instance, President Bill Clinton was both a “director of change” who led others where they would otherwise not go and a “facilitator of change” who helped others go where they would want to go anyways. As a matter of fact, Clinton was inclined to partake in both of these governing styles, since he initially learned from the painful experience of being the least popular president in the history of polling during his 100 days of office. For this reason, his governing style aimed towards gaining the approval of the public so that he could engage in leadership by facilitation. In particular, this multi-faceted governing style was greatly utilized during his reelection campaign in 1995 and 1996. During those years, Clinton used pollsters to survey voters on various domestic policies that might’ve been of particular interest to them. Once Clinton identified which domestic policies were of highest interest to the voters,
The United States has been at war since its creation in 1776. Notably, one of the most crucial wars was the War on Terror. Beginning in March of 2003, this war initially served the purpose of getting rid of the country 's leader Saddam Hussein to prevent his use of suspected stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction. Hussein was best-known as a Middle Eastern ruler with a violent regime. He governed Iraq from 1979 until his capture in 2003when President Bush presumed he was harboring chemical weapons such as synthetic warheads, shells, or aviation bombs. While politics justified invading Iraq, the conflict between the U.S. and Iraq began long before the war. In the post-election leading up to the war, political officials such as George Bush attested repeatedly that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and posed a danger to the U.S. and other targets. Bush sold the war to Americans by attesting these cases of threat to Americans openly with supreme certainty. The United States of America should not have invaded Iraq as it allowed the establishment of government power and democracy without evidence under prior resolutions, increased violence, and forced American citizens to inquire significant debt including the injuries and hardships sustained by U.S. soldiers.
When George W. Bush started his first term as president, the country and the economy was at its peak, but soon, it slowly spiraled downwards. Bush is a Republican, who has previous political experience, such as helping his father with his campaign, and being the former governor of Texas. On November 7, 2000, George W. Bush competed in his first election, and running against Democrat Al Gore. His vice president was Dick Cheney of Nebraska, and he was Bush’s vice for both of his presidential terms. The results of his 2000 campaign were 50,456,002 for popular votes, and 271 as the electoral votes. On November 4, 2004, Bush engaged in his second election as his reelection, but this time around, he was running against John Kerry. For this
The president is the most important job in the United States. Not the ruler of the United States ,but have some power over the country. The president of the United States is a person who symbolize the country and leads the country by making decisions of what is the best thing to do. The president needs to know about the past history such as the conflict of World War I and II and different events that led to violence in our own country. The president of the United States needs to know how the system of the government works and different problems that have been happening right now such as immigration, terrorism and hunger. The president needs to have the people votes so that he or she could be able to have the position of being the president
The President of the United States has a very important, and no doubt, stressful job. Yet not a king, the President carries multiple job titles which include, but not limited to: chief of state, chief executive, chief legislator, and commander in chief. Harry Truman (33rd U.S. President), displayed to the whole world his role as commander in chief, when he made the decision to drop two atomic bombs on Japan, in April of the year 1945. President Truman’s actions and reasons for the bombings showed that he used a utilitarianism view, as the bases of his decision.
In 1787 our founding fathers believed that that the general population was not educated enough to select the president of the United State (Bronson, K and Dove, L 2015). This was one of the concerns our founders had when the wrote the Article II, section 1 of our constitution which laid out the framework for the electoral college process that we use still to this day. An article by Bronson, and. Dove” stated that the Electoral College provided security to concerns that the governing people had in this era of our nation’s history to ensure a viable election process, such as the unlikelihood that a candidate would have a national presence amongst the general public.”(2015). Due to the vast geographic distances candidates would not be able to appeal their platforms to the people since there was no televisions or radios throughout the country. The founding fathers even feared that the more populous states would force their influence on the less populate states making the popular voting process not viable to receive the true will of the people(Bronson,K and Dove, L page 1, para 2). These concerns where ligament in that society and era of our nation’s history and the Electoral College process gave security. With key transformations that have accord in our society, such concerns are less prominent. The Electoral College Process no longer protects us from concerns of the past, but directly effects new problems in our current society The Electoral College denies the will of the
The president of the United States (POTUS) “authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.”1 October 2014, the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) announced that “U.S. military operations against ISIL in Iraq and Syria had been named Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), a US and international coalition designed to degrade and defeat ISIL in Iraq and Syria is dependent on the ability to build partner capacity (BPC). This line of effort continues to be a major challenge for the “whole-of-government strategy.”2
Following the events of September 11th, President Bush was looked to as a leader to lead the country out of chaos. “In the weeks after the attack, Bush’s approval rating rose to 90 percent—the highest recorded job-approval rating in U.S. presidential history” ( millercenter). Nowadays however, Bush is often criticized for the actions he took during the invasions. “The Bush administration’s strategy had been to reduce the U.S. military presence as Iraq’s stability improved. Yet the goal proved unattainable, owing in part to the power vacuum left by the dismantling of the Iraqi army and the rise of sectarian violence within the two dominant strains of Islam in Iraq” (millercenter). Of course hindsight is always 20/20, but many blame the Bush Administration for the power vacuum created in the Middle East. Bush’s foreign policy typically surrounded a strong use of force and led to increase in terrorism surveillance creating a discussion that is hotly debated today Following the end of Bush’s second term, Barack Obama had won the presidency and the work in the Middle East was far from over. Obama proved to have a different ideology from Bush, wanting to remove troops from the Middle East, something he
The United States first declared its independence back in 1776. Just a decade later, the Constitution was written and signed on September 17, 1787. To this day, this document represents the supreme law of the United States of America. The first President of the United States was elected on February 4th in 1789. His name of course was George Washington. This was the start of the United States, since then we have had 43 other presidents. Each and every one of those presidents has done something for our country. Whether good or bad, effective or not very effective this is how our country has become what it is today. Since WWII, the United States has had 12 different Presidents that have led our nation and looked over significant events and decisions that have shaped this country.
The President of the United States of America is literally the most important person on this planet. Why, you may ask? Well, that’s because, he is “in charge” of the most powerful and influential country of the world. Every decision he makes, in regard to America, can and will affect every other country in some sort of way. Presidents have so much power that every decision they make becomes news. Now, the next logical question would be, where does all this power come from? Who said it was okay for one person to have so much power? And most importantly, does the president of the United States of America actually have so much power all to himself?
The 2003 Invasion of Iraq not only signalled the beginning of the Iraq War, but also demonstrated the power and unchallenged military dominance of the United States. Unlike the first Gulf War, many of the US public, media and officials criticized the Bush Administration’s decision to invade Iraq by questioning the legality and the evidence used to justify the war. These arguments as to whether the Bush Administration was justified in its use of hard power to invade Iraq are diverse and disputed among many historians. The opinions of several historians including Pollack, Mearsheimer and Siilberman, in conjunction with the primary accounts of US president George W. Bush and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein create a conflicting and questionable
In 2003, President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell launched an invasion of the nation of Iraq. United States Secretary of State Colin Powell outlined the reasons Iraq posed a threat to international security in a speech he gave at the United Nations. Iraq’s nuclear weapons program concerned the Bush administration. Fearing Iraq might use this program to act aggressively in the region, and wanting to secure oil supplies and a friendly regime, the administration pursued a plan of action to remove Iraqi President Saddam Hussein from power (FLS 2016, 43). A constant secure supply of oil stood as a cornerstone of the military-industrial complex thriving in the United States and a friendly regime in such an oil rich country remained an important objective of President Bush. This directly conflicted with the desire of President Saddam Hussein of Iraq to remain in power.