Presentation on theme: "George H. W. Bush 1989-1993 Party: Republican Vice President: Dan Quayle."— Presentation transcript:
George H. W. Bush 1989-1993 Party: Republican Vice President: Dan Quayle
Persian Gulf War Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait for oil Bush sends troops to Saudi Arabia with the ok from the Saudi leader United Nations condemns Iraq and approves economic sanctions Operation Desert Shield Desert Storm January 1991 General N. Schwarzkoph Push Hussein out of Kuwait but sets oil fields on fire before he leaves, Bush chooses to not pursue him and put him out of power
Panama To continue war on drugs, U.S. troops ordered into Panama to capture General Noriega and return him to U.S. to face drug charges. He is sentenced to 40 years in prison
Collapse of Soviet Union 1989 Berlin Wall comes down 1990 Boris Yeltsin takes power in U.S.S.R. U.S.S.R. falls apart COLD WAR IS OVER!
German Reunification November 19, 1989 East Germany opens the wall uniting the 2 halves October 3, 1990 East Germany has 1 st free elections
Savings & Loans Scandal Misuse of funds by Savings & Loans companies Taxpayers pay hundreds of billions of dollars to bail out the S & L industry
War on Drugs War on crack cocaine Emphasize law enforcement Stop drugs at border Establishes death penalty for drug dealers
“Read my lips” NO NEW TAXES!” Built on Reagan legacy Promised no new taxes in accepting the nomination for president Stressed conservative ideas BUT deficit rises and had to break promise because of high number of layoffs and high unemployment.
Supreme Court Judges Appointed Clarence Thomas- African American nominated David Souter