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George W. Bush
George W. Bush
served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. His father served as president also.
Electoral College
Electoral College
a state’s number of electors is equal to its number of representatives and senators in Congress. In most states, the candidate who wins the popular vote wins all of the state’s electoral votes.
World Trade Center in New York City
World Trade Center in New York City
featured landmark twin towers, which opened on April 4, 1973, and were destroyed in the September 11 attacks of 2001
September 11, 2001
September 11, 2001
Terrorists targeted the World Trade Center in New York City and key government buildings in and around Washington, D.C.,
Osama bin Laden
Osama bin Laden
he leader of the terrorist organization al-Qaeda, whose goal is global jihad that would remove all foreign influences from Muslim countries. He claimed credit for the destruction of New York’s twin towers.
Saddam Hussein
Saddam Hussein
was the fifth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003.
Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina
a hurricane that formed over the Bahama Islands. It headed across the Gulf of Mexico, gaining tremendous strength. The hurricane hit Gulf Coast communities on Monday, August 29th causing flood waters to cover 80% of New Orleans.
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office.
Sonia Sotomayor
Sonia Sotomayor
the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.
Florida
Florida
the state that experienced serious voting irregularities but still determined the disputed winner of the 2000 presidential election
2000 presidential election
2000 presidential election
the first election decided by the Supreme Court. Also, the for the first time, a woman seriously contended for a major party's nomination.
FEMA
FEMA
an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, initially created by Presidential Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978 and implemented by two Executive Orders on April 1, 1979.