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In which John Green teaches you about the tumultuous 2000’s in the United States of America, mainly the 2000’s that coincide with the presidency of George W Bush. From the controversial election in 2000, to the events of 9/11 and Bush’s prosecution of the War on Terror, the George W. Bush presidency was an eventful one. John will teach you about Bush’s domestic policies like tax cutting, education reform, and he’ll get into the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The event that came to pass during Bush’s presidency are still very much effecting the United States and the world today, so listen up!
Hey teachers and students – Check out CommonLit’s free collection of reading passages and curriculum resources to learn more about the events of this episode. Much of President Bush’s term was defined by the events following the terror attack on September 11, including his support for the Patriot Act: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/president-bush-on-the-patriot-act
President Bush also sought to prevent discord with Muslim Americans following the 9/11 attacks in his Islam is Peace” Speech: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/president-bush-s-islam-is-peace-speech