George W. Bush was known for launching the war of terror shortly after 911 and was the 43rd president.
He was born in July of 1946 and was the first child of former president George Bush and his wife Barbara. He was raised with his siblings in Texas, and his father owned an oil company. He went to several public schools and then attended a prep school, he then went to a boarding school in Massachusetts to finish high school, and excelled at baseball and was a head cheerleader. He then joined the Texas national air guard in May of 1968, and in 1977 met a librarian named Laura Welch at a backyard barbecue. He proposed to her and married her later in that year. They had twin daughters together in 1981. He helped run his father’s campaign and purchased a share in the Texas Rangers. He then ran for governor of Texas with success. In 1999 he ran for president with Dick Cheney as his running mate and defeated Al Gore in the 2000 election.
Eight months into Bush’s term, terrorist attacks occurred. Afghanistan was to dismantle Osama Bin Laden and the Al-Qaeda people who later claimed to have organized 9/11, but at that time they did not have any physical proof that they were the cause of 9/11. So Bush called a war called the war on terror, in Afghanistan in 2001 and in Iraq in 2003. Most of the Al-Qaeda group was captured, but some managed to hide in Pakistan and in other locations. In May of 2011, Osama Bin Laden was killed by the US Navy Seals in Pakistan, and in May of 2014, the US announced its withdrawal of most of its troops. In the invasion of Iraq led by the US in 2003, they sought to destroy the government of Saddam Hussein. Saddam’s political party was disbanded, and in 2006 he was convicted of charges related to a killing in 1982 and was sentenced to death. In 2011, the US returned.
In 2007, the housing market experienced a bust, and the Dotcom industry bounced back. But housing pulled the rest of the economy into recessions, known as the great recession. Since 2015, there is still only a slow growth despite intervention from Congress and the Federal Reserve. He had control of both houses and of the Congress, so he had made some of the worst decisions for the country’s future.