U.s. Bush And The United States

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“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 of American resolve” (George W. Bush). Bush was referring to Tuesday September 11, 2001. This day is what woke up the sleeping giant that was America and forced America to form into a great country again. Events in the 2000’s such as the signing of Bush Doctrine, creation of homeland security, Google, the successful mapping of genome, Obama becoming the first non-white president, Wikipedia was launched, all helped improve our country. Between politics, american values, foreign affairs/conflicts, popular culture, the economy, and technology/ innovation all make this century worth studying. Politics is something that has been around since the start of times and usually is the talk of the town. During the 2000’s there were three presidential elections the first one took place in 2000. The Republican candidate was George W. Bush and the Democratic candidate was Al Gore. This race was extremely close. The final state, Florida, which was the deciding factor, was so close there was a recount. This became so big it went to the supreme court, Bush vs. Gore. But in the end George W. Bush won with only 5 more electoral votes than Al Gore. “This marked the fourth election in U.S. history in which the eventual winner failed to win at least a plurality of the popular vote (after the elections of 1824, 1876, and

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