Spencer Collins. Ms. Ohler . English Iv. February 10, 2017.
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February 10, 2017
George Dubya Bushinator
George Walker Bush, the American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The oldest son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, he was born in New Haven, Connecticut. After graduating from Yale University in 1968 and Harvard business school in 1975, he worked in oil businesses. In 1977 he married Laura Welch and unsuccessfully ran for the House of Representatives shortly after. He later co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team before defeating Ann Richards in the 1994 Texas Gubernatorial Election. He was elected president in 2000 after a close and controversial election against…show more content… He signed into law board tax cuts, the patriot act, the No Child Left Behind Act, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, Medicare prescription drug benefits for senior citizens, and funding for the aids relief program known as the Presidents Plan For Aids Relief (PEPFAR). His tenure saw national debates on social security, electronic surveillance, immigration, and torture. Bush successfully ran for re-election against Senator John Kerry in 2004, in another relatively close election. After his re-election, Bush received increasingly heated critism from across the political spectrum for his handling of the Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina, and other challenges. Against this criticism, the Democratic Party regained control of Congress in the 2006 election. In December 2007, the United States entered its longest post-World War II recession, often called the “Great Recession”(The White House), promoting the Bush administration to receive congressional passage of multiple economic programs meant to preserve the country’s financial system. Nationally, Bush was both one of the most popular presidents in history, having received the highest recorded the highest recorded presidential approval ratings in the wake of September 11th attacks, as well as one of the lowest approval ratings during the 2008 financial crisis. On March 23, 2003, United States led