Hey guys, today I am writing about the 43rd and 44th presidents and their ties to social media. Now, keep in mind I don’t know everything about social media so if you have any more information on that subject, please leave it in the comment section. I think that these presidents are pretty important in American history as the worst president and one of the interesting ones. That I will leave to you guys to decide, but I definitely have an opinion on these presidents. So, without further adieu, let’s get into this essay!
The 43rd president of the U.S, is George Walker Bush. He is known mostly for launching the war on terror. The war on terror was the fight the Bush initiated to fight terrorists after the tragedy of 9/11. Now, something pretty cool about George Bush is that his father George H.W. Bush was also the president of the United States. This is interesting because only one other family holds this distinction, of a father and son being presidents. As many of you have guessed it was John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Another unique thing about George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush is that the only difference between their names is a middle name. His father’s name is George Herbert Walker Bush whereas his own is just George Walker Bush.
Many people know that when someone runs for president they do it because they want to help their country, well Bush was no different. Many people also know that the people that run for president are typically in politics before they run. There are a few exceptions, such as Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump because they weren’t in politics prior to their presidency. However this portion of the essay is about George Bush, so his first major elected position was as the governor of Texas. Something that I have found in common with many presidents throughout the many lessons this year, is that most of them either started off as a governor or they were a senator. THis just seems to be something common among previous presidents.
In the election of 2000, George W. Bush was elected president. The only problem was that he was the first president to NOT win the popular vote. His opponent won the popular vote whereas Bush won the Electoral College. As I have learned before, the popular vote just gives you an estimate to see which person has the “most” popularity and best chances to win. The Electoral College is what decides who actually wins the election. There is another example of someone losing the popular vote but becoming president and that is Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton was the person who won the popular vote but Trump won the Electoral votes. People were a little contested about this event.
George Bush responded to the terrorist attack on 9/11 by launching the war on terror. The war on terror consisted of two major wars. These were the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The war in Afghanistan was launched to dismantle the terrorist group Al-Qaeda and to remove the Taliban from power. The war in Iraq was launched in order to destroy the government of Saddam Hussein as he was accused of possessing weapons of mass destruction and having ties to Al-Qaeda. These wars, while they may seem very dangerous and it may be better to keep our guys alive. I think that this was a pretty scary time, and had we not retaliated, we would not be where we are now.
Social Media was created while George was in his last couple of years as president, so he didn’t really use it while he was in office. However I know that the 44th president did use Social Media while he was in office. On that note, let’s learn about some Social Media and the 44th president of the United States.
Many of you know what Social Media is in a nutshell. However, if you don’t here is a basic understanding of what it is: social media is an application used to communicate with people you aren’t very close to geography wise. Some social media programs include Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and GooglePlus (Google+). Social Media is used very often, and it is very popular and it is a very good idea so some people are getting pretty rich.
Since we have a little bit left to talk about, let’s talk about the 44th president of the United States. The 44th president is Barack Obama Jr.. He won the presidency originally in 2008 and then won again in 2012. Many people don’t know that Obama was actually a Jr.. Obama’s father was named Barack Obama Sr.. One interesting thing that I learned about Obama’s father was that he wasn’t actually a U.S. citizen. This is because he was actually Kenyan. Obama’s mother was an American citizen however. His mother was also white, which would make Obama actually the first “mixed” president and not the first black president. The first elected position that Obama was elected to was as Illinois state Senator.
In conclusion, I think that George Bush was a good and interesting president. However, I think that Obama was one of the worst if not the worst president. If you agree, please like and subscribe. If you don’t, leave a comment explaining why. Please like and subscribe regardless, and comment what you thought about this essay for more from Homeschooled Hero!
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