|44rd President of the United States|
January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2013
|Vice President||Colin Powell|
|Preceded by||Charles Malcolm Edwards|
|Succeeded by||Barack Obama|
|46th Vice President of the United States|
January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
|Preceded by||Al Gore|
|Succeeded by||Joe Biden|
|Senior Senator from Arizona|
|Assumed office |
February 3rd, 2013
|Preceded by||Barry Goldwater|
|Succeeded by||J.D. Hayworth|
|Born|| John Sidney McCain III|
August 29, 1936
Coco Solo Naval Air Station, Panama Canal Zone, Panama
|Spouse(s)|| Carol Shepp (m. 1965, div. 1980)|
Cindy Lou Hensley (m. 1980)
|Children||Seven - including Meghan|
|Alma mater||United States Naval Academy (BS)|
|Charles Malcolm Edwards|
|2000 US Presidential Election|
2004 US Presidential Election
2008 US Presidential Election
|Geopolitics and War|
|September 11 attacks|
List of Nations
War on Jihadism
John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is an American statesmen who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2013. Prior to assuming the presidency, McCain served as the 47th Vice President of the United States from 2001 to 2009. A member of the Republican Party, he had previously been a Senator and a member of the US House of Representatives from Arizona.
As president from 2009 to 2013, his domestic programs were overshadowed by the onset of the Great Recession. McCain was defeated in a landslide election in 2012 by Democrat Barack Obama. After this loss, McCain became staunchly conservative, and advocated against Obama's Recovery policies.
The 2000 Compromise
With the election going only so far in Edwards' favor, the Independent candidate for president makes a historic promise to take members of both parties and add them into his cabinet. The most notable of which is his Running Mate John McCain. McCain is widely credited to be the key factor in Edwards' victory, acting as a bridge between two ideologies. The Compromise continues when Edwards asks' Al Gore, whose candidacy is almost certainly doomed, to head up a more powerful position as Secretary of the Environment. Gore agrees, and Edwards wins his Unity ticket with a respectable plurality.
Shortly after taking office McCain signed the US Insular Areas Organic Act of 2009, a law proposed by Congress and shepherded by McCain while he was still Vice President, that reorganized the non-state territories of the United States.
US relations with Iraq began to deteriorate under President McCain. Saddam had used US military aid to fight the Jihadist presence in his own country to carry out a political purge of several of his rivals who's connections to Jihadism were questionable. By 2010 the US had cut off military aid to Iraq as tensions between it and Iran continued to grow. Iraq proved to be a sore point for US-European relations, who still relied on Iraqi oil sources.
Russian relations had begun to deteriorate during the end of the Edwards administration. The US and Russia had seen a unprecedented level of cooperation in the Jihadist war, with Russian and American intelligence services providing information on the movement of known Jihadist groups and conducting joint operations with NATO in the Caucasus against Jihadists. However in 2008 relations soured when Russia invaded Georgia, claiming that the country was harboring Chechnyan Jihadists. Russia pulled back from Georgia by the fall of that year, but by 2009 the Russians reasserted their presence in Georgia. President McCain continued the early phases of the Second Cold War through technology transfer programs and military aid to Poland, Hungary, and Romania. By 2012, Russia had successfully tested a hypersonic missile of own and the National Reconnaissance Office was observing unusual activity from supposed Russian GPS satellites.