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Success Of President George W. Bush

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Being one of only two President whose fathers were former President, George W. Bush had big shoes to fill. To establish himself as a separate person, Bush did his best to publicly distance from his families privilege life. Although this in did not apply to all aspects of his presidency, Bush handled both foreign and domestic affairs in a way he thought to be most successful for the nation.
Entering into his first term as President, Bush had some domestic changes. He severed America’s ties with international health programs that penalized the practice of abortion and limited government funding to go towards embryonic stem cells research. While the disuse of abortion and embryonic stem cells ...view middle of the document...

The emotion of both his speech and the situation helped to clear any doubt of the legitimacy of his presidential win. A military campaign was ordered against Afghanistan and within three months the Taliban were overthrown by American troops and Afghanistan rebels. However, bin Laden got away and would not be captured for another 10 years. Back at home, the USA Patriot Act had been created, allowing extensive telephone and e-mail searching and authorizing the government to detain or deport an person suspected of terrorism. This did not go over well with some Americans as they believed it was an invasion of privacy and went against the first amendment. As to improve national security, Congress created a new cabinet called the Department of Homeland Security to protect America’s borders. Bush began concentrating his attention toward Iraq and finding their weapons of mass destruction. More thought was focused on planning a war rather than finding ways to avoid it. To give reason for war, Busch place many accusations towards the government of Iraq; oppression of people, counteracting with weapon inspectors, developing various types of weapons of mass destruction, and supporting terrorist groups, such as Al Qaeda. However, Al Qaeda and their 9/11 attack were not tied to Iraqi government. Seeing an opportunity to spread the American government, he suggested that the liberated Iraq become a democracy, which would provide hope and stability to the Middle East. Bush and the United Nations gave Iraq one last opportunity to give up their weapons of mass destruction. When they did not comply, Iraq was invaded on March 19, 2003...

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