Watching late-night TV newscasters project victory for Clinton's Democratic candidate, Al Gore's vice president, and then waking up the next morning to learn that perhaps Gore was not a winner, but his Republican opponent, the Governor of Texas George W. Bush's son, Georges H. W. Bush, a former president.
Two jetliners crashed into New York's World Trade Center towers on 11 September 2001 and a third airliner slammed into Virginia's Pentagon.
President Bush presented a new approach to US foreign policy at a memorial service for victims.
The president's first major test of his preventive defense policy called the Bush doctrine was Iraq. Iraq was Iraq.
Bush himself had come to believe that a U.S. military campaign was necessary to revoke Saddam Hussein, a position that was strongly supported by Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and by Paul Wolfowitz, his deputy secretary.
The keynotes of the Bush re-election 2004 were national security and the war against terrorism.
President Bush directed the FEMA to coordinate the federal support for state and local governments.
The darkest shadow in Bush's last years was what was called "Bush Recession." "Bush Recession."