How Did George Bush Show Courage

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On January 21st, 2001 George W. Bush was elected the 43rd president of the United States. His election in 2000 was known as one of the closest and most controversial elections in American history. Bush has represented political courage in many different ways and he lead our country in the right directions.
Before he was the leader of our country; he was the governor of Texas. His campaign focused on welfare and tort reform, crime reduction, and education improvement with accusations of financial impropriety on one side, and homosexuality on the other. He appealed to moderate Republicans and Christian conservatives for one of the reasons that he pushed for a tax cut and an increase in funding for education. Bush won the election with 53 percent of the vote and …show more content…

Bush and the rest of the world would face one of the most devastating days in U.S. history. Terrorists had hijacked four U.S. commercial jetliners targeting New York and Washington, D.C. which three out of the four hit. Bush handled this situation with courage and confidence as he promised the American people that he would do all that he could to prevent another horrific attack. Strategies were formed to resolve the conflict. For a time, there was monitoring international phone calls made by U.S. citizens, and soon Bush administration started seeking to destroy Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations using military forces. He said, “They saw liberty and thought they saw weakness. And now they will see defeat.” In 2002, Bush announced that they would be use military force if necessary to prevent further threats from terrorists or rogue states, especially any that possessed weapons of mass destruction.
George W. Bush mended our country from this devastating event and lead us to a stronger today. His leadership to me defines political courage in all aspects because he chose to do what he thought was right for our country and never backing down for what he believed

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