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Who is this president?   

____, the 43rd president of the United States, was only the second president to be the son of a former president. He won the presidency in one of the closest and most argued about elections in American history. He was the first person since 1888 to become president despite losing the nationwide popular vote. With the help of tax increases passed by previous presidents, a growing economy during the 1990s, and President Clinton's goal to balance the budget, the United States found itself with a budget surplus when ____ was sworn into office. President ____ campaigned that this surplus should be given back to the people. With the help of a Republican Congress and public support from popular officials, such as Alan Greenspan, the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, he signed into law a tax-cut. However, the president lost his majority in the Senate when Senator Jim Jeffords decided to leave the Republican Party and become an Independent. This changed when the Republicans took control of Congress once again during the elections of 2002. President ____ and his administration faced a major challenge on September 11, 2001, when two planes hijacked by terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. A third hijacked plane crashed into the Pentagon, and a fourth plane crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers tried to take back the plane. The crashes were the worst terrorist incident on U.S. soil. As a result, national security and the fight against terrorism became the focus of the ____ administration. He encouraged all nations to join the United States in a war on terrorism focused on the Taliban government of Afghanistan for helping and hiding Osama bin Laden and his followers. In spite of reservations by many other national leaders, President ____ extended the war into Iraq for its activities in support of terrorism and its failure to abide by international treaties limiting weapons of mass destruction. Although no weapons of mass destruction have been found, Saddam Hussein was arrested and a provisional government has been established in Iraq.

During this president's term, terrorists attacked the United States crashing hijacked commercial jetliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Another jet was diverted by brave passengers on board, and the plane crashed in Pennsylvania preventing what could have resulted in further mass destruction by the terrorists. This was the first time an enemy attacked in American territory since the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1947.

The most notable event of his presidency to date was the destruction of the World Trade Center, surrounding buildings, and a part of the Pentagon by terrorists.

He established closer ties with Mexico and met often with its president, Vicente Fox.

Although he was born in Connecticut, Texas is his home state.

Who is this president?
     George W. Bush
     William H. Taft
     William Clinton
     James Madison
     James Monroe
     George Bush

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