Background…. 1946: Born in CT… Raised in TX 1968: Yale - History degree 1975: Harvard - MBA 1975- 88: Oil industry 1989: Invests in Texas Rangers 1994: Gov. of Texas (2 X) 2000: Elected President 2004 Re-elected. The 2000 Election “Highly controversial”. 537 vote difference in FL
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7-2 vote ends the recount
5-4 no new recount
To avoid a predicted recession & stimulate the economy Bush pushes for a $1.35 trillion tax cut…
The economy under GWB (positive)…
A turning point in our national history
In a speech before Congress Bush declares war on terrorism and the nations supporting terrorism.
Following 9/11 GWB orders the NSA to monitor communications between “suspected terrorists and parties within the United States”
No FISA (Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act) Warrant .
- The Uniting & Strengthening of America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept & Obstruct Terrorism Act (2001)
Renewed March of 2006
Dramatically expands the authority of law enforcement in order to fight terrorism.Dept. of Homeland Security
- Afghanistan 440
Pop Vote % States EV
62,040,610 50.7 31 286
59,028,111 48.3 19 251
463,653 .4% 0 0