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George W. Bush 2001-2009 Tricia Ekas Period 7. About his life.. Born: July 6, 1946 Parents: Barbara and George H.W. Bush Oldest of 6 children.

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1 George W. Bush Tricia Ekas Period 7

2 About his life.. Born: July 6, 1946 Parents: Barbara and George H.W. Bush Oldest of 6 children

3 Received a bachelors degree in History from Yale Enrolled in Texas National Air Guard Became certified fighter pilot in 1970 Received M.B.A. from Harvard in 1975 Married Laura Welch in 1977

4 Presidential Elections 2000 Election Facts Dispute over close vote totals in Florida Green Party candidate Ralph Nader received no Electoral Votes Gore won DC; however one Elector did not cast a vote First elected in over 100 years where the popular vote winner was defeated

5 2004 Election Facts Kerry won Minnesota; however one Elector cast a vote for Dem. Vice-President candidate John Edwards. It may have been unintentional, as this ballot also voted for John Edwards as Vice-President Bush and Kerry each received more votes than any candidates in history. Electoral Vote changes for 2004 based on 2000 Census

6 During Presidency Created the No Child Left Behind Act Added prescription drug benefit Doubled government support for veterans

7 September 11 Led the most dramatic reorganization of federal government Established department of homeland security Established global coalitions with Afghanistan and Iraq

8 Presidential Adminstration Vice President: Dick Cheney Chief of Staff under General Ford Elected House of Representatives in Wyoming Secretary of Defense under George H.W. Bush

9 Secretary of State: Colin L. Powell Birthplace: New York, New York Earned bachelor’s degree in geology Army second lieutenant ▫served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

10 Secretary of Treasury: John Snow Economist and lawyer Administrator of the National Highway Safety Administration Lobbyist and Vice President of Chessie System Railway President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the CSX Corp.

11 Presidential Treaties & Accomplishments Expanded the NATO alliance Forged a new partnership with India Free trade agreements

12 Bibliography Pearson Education, Inc. "Colin Powell — Infoplease.com." Infoplease: Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies, Dictionary, Thesaurus. Free Online Reference, Research & Homework Help. — Infoplease.com Web. 28 Jan Pearson Education, Inc. "Dick Cheney Biography (U.S. Vice President) — Infoplease.com." Infoplease: Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies, Dictionary, Thesaurus. Free Online Reference, Research & Homework Help. — Infoplease.com Web. 01 Feb "George W. Bush." The White House. Web. 28 Jan "George W. Bush Biography." Biography.com. Web. 28 Jan "US Presidents List." Presidents Web. 28 Jan


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