Group 6

  • George W. Bush Inauguration

    George W. Bush won the 2000 elction in contraversial fashion. He beat Albert Gore 271 to 266. Although the elction appeared to be a fraud, no convictions or charges hvae been proven.
  • Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001

    Bush's first tax cutting project, it lowered taxes across the board. It also made it so people were more widely eligible for retirement plans such as 401(k)'s and 403(b)'s. However these cuts were supposed to be gradually removed by 2010.
  • Bombing of the World Trade Centers

    On Spetember 11, 2001 a group of radical Muslims hijacked planes in an attempt to use the planse and hostages as a sort of missle, with intent to hit the World Trade Towers, the Pentagon, and the White House. It would later stun and then whip the U.S. into war.
  • Bush's Response to 9/11 Attack: Address to Congress

    In his address only 9 days after the 9/11 attack, Bush emphasized his respect for the Islamic religions/Muslim ppl. He also identified the principal enemy as Osama bin Laden, who harbored bitter resentment and envry towards America and took refuge in Afghanistan. This address would then lead to America's massive military campaign against Afghanistan where American forces would crush the Taliban and adopt the tactic of "asymmetrical warfare."
  • USA PATRIOT Act of 2001

    The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.The Act removed large restrictions on policeing agencies' ability to search telephone/e-mail records, medical, financial, and other records. It also made intelligence gathering within the United States easier for federal agents. And finally changed the legal definition of terrorism to allow police wider access to their new power.
  • Bush Claims Iraq As Hostile

    January 2002, Bush claimed that Iraq, along with Iran and North Korean, constituted an “axis of evil” that gravely menaced American security. Iran and North Korea were both known to be pursuing nuclear weapons programs, and Iran had long supported terrorist operations in the Middle East; Saddam Hussein also became Bush's target, and thus, Bush was determined to wage war against Iraq and would use his criticsm of Iraq as his reasons for war.
  • US Invasion of Iraq

    Bush and ally Britain launched invasion of Iraq, and Saddam Hussein’s military machine collapsed almost immediately. Then in less than a month, Baghdad had fallen and Saddam had been driven from power and into hiding. This invasion ended on May 1, 2003, where Bush announced that major combat operations in Iraq have been accomplished. However, although the invasion had crushed Iraq's military force, it did not resolve all conflict and would actually worsen conditions/relations.
  • Gratz vs Bollinger and Grutter vs Bollinger

    These two cases were about minorities in college. In the Gratz case, it declared a numerical formula to admitting minorities into college as unconstitutional. In the Grutter case, it stated that the Michigan Law School could register whoever they wanted, without worring about race.
  • George W. Bush Inaugurated for Second Term

    George W. Bush beat John F. Kerry in the 2004 election, and was elected for a second term. He won the elcetoral college 286 to 252. Bush won because he had a simple message to the nation, where as Kerry tried to do too much in his career.