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George Walker Bush
(born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd Pres
|George W. Bush|
|43rd President of the United States|
January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2005
|Vice President||Dick Cheney|
|Preceded by||Bill Clinton|
|Succeeded by||Paul Wellstone|
|46th Governor of Texas|
January 17, 1995 – December 21, 2000
|Preceded by||Ann Richards|
|Succeeded by||Rick Perry|
|Born||George Walker Bush
(1946-07-06) July 6, 1946 (age 67) New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Laura Lane Welch
|Children||Barbara Pierce Bush|
|Alma mater||Yale University|
|Profession||Businessman (oil, baseball)|
|Religion||Episcopal (before 1977)|
|Website||Bush Presidential Library|
|Service/branch||Texas Air National Guard|
|Years of service||1968–1974|
|Rank|| First Lieutenant|
|Unit||147th Reconnaissance Wing|
ident of the United States of America from 2001 to 2009 and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest 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, Bush worked in oil businesses. He married Laura Welch in 1977 and ran unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives shortly thereafter. He later co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team before defeating Ann Richards in the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election. Bush was elected president in 2000 after a close and controversial election, becoming the fourth president to be elected while receiving fewer popular votes nationwide than his opponent. History remebers Bush as a President who could not acompish much during his one term nothing exciting happened during his presidentcy. He could not get legislation passed and attempted to start a war with Iraq over false claims of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Bush was defeated in 2004 by popular Senator Paul Wellstone and his running mate Dick Gibheart. He left office with a 30% approval rating leaving America in a reccsion and failing to lead the country.
Presidentcy 2001 - 2005
Bush was innugurated on January 20th 2001. During his Innuguration many Americans came out to protest the results of the 2000 Election. Protesters pelted bush's limo with eggs and started a small riot at the Innuguration. To make matters worse the former Clinton staffers had looted the White House of office supplies during the ceromony. It was not a good start to his presidentcy. For the rest of the year it did not go well for President Bush. He was unable to get legislation passed, get his judeges appointed and his administration suffered a major blow when his party lost control of the senate, when Senator Jim Jeffords a Republican switched parties and gave the Democrats a majority. It was reported that in Bush's first year he was never in Washington and on vacation. In September Bush attempted to push for education reform, and was met with oppistion by both Democrats and Republicans. In 2002 Bush's inteligents officials report that Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction. Bush attempted to make his case at the U.N and was unsuccessful. When weapons inspectors ivestigated the country they were unable to find proof of what the U.S was claiming. Despite the oppistion from the U.N, Bush attempted to use military action, but was met with harsh oppisition from congress. In the 2002 mid terms Bush's party saw huge loses as he lost control of the House of Represntatives and saw huge gains for the Democrats in the Senate. 2003 remaind a very quiet year for the Bush presidency. He passed a stimulas package that produced very little results for the economy. And continued to slip into reccsion. The unemployment rate stood at 7.3%. In 2004 Bush ran against Senator Paul Wellstone and Speaker of the House Dick Gibheart. Bush was defeated only carring 198 electoral votes to Wellstones 340. He left office unpopular and with little to no achivements made during his presidentcy.