PRESIDENT GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH (BUSH #41)




George H.W. Bush (Bush #41)

George H.W. Bush bio
https://youtu.be/-cGgBQsG5WA

Miller Center
http://millercenter.org/president/bush

Campaign commercials
http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/commercials/1988
http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/commercials/1992

Miller Center (University of Virginia)
http://millercenter.org/president/bush

World War Two heroism
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh72XctOv5M&feature=related

Parachute jump on his 83rd birthday
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_5K7c4QOuM



Presidential election of 1988

In Reagan's footsteps.
Accused of the 'wimp factor"
Peace abroad and a stable domestic economy

Summaries of the election campaign
http://millercenter.org/president/bush/essays/biography/3

Campaign commercials (Living Room Candidate)
http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/commercials/1988



Bush Presidency

Bush presidency:"First, do no harm"
Bush against government action to solve economic & social problems.
Carried his approach too far and defended it too insensitively.
Many voters want to limit government in the abstract
Most want to keep safety net of government transfer payments

Bush's political shifts
Bush accused of being the Velcro president.
Bush a political chameleon.

"Read my lips: no new taxes."
Assertion made during the 1988 presidential campaign
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/9/newsid_3655000/3655368.stm

Broke his promise to get Congress to help balance the budget



Fall of the Berlin Wall (October 1989)

The Berlin Wall Falls - 1989 | Today in History | 9 Nov
https://youtu.be/Sxul9cLzGAE

Finding Dulcinea: On This Day: The Berlin Wall Comes Down
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/November/The-Berlin-Wall-Comes-Down.html

Did a prayer meeting really bring down the Berlin Wall and end the Cold War?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/0/24661333

09 Nov 1989: Berliners celebrate the fall of the Wall (BBC On This Day)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/9/newsid_2515000/2515869.stm

Individuals attempting to flee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwX4jTuyicg&feature=channel_page

Photo Exhibition of Berlin Wall
http://www.dieberlinermauer.de/berlinwallhome1024/berlinwallhome1024.html

Berlin Wall (BBC News Timeline)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/1484769.stm

The End of the Cold War
http://wps.ablongman.com/wps/media/objects/1483/1518969/DIVI703.jpg

Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, 1989 (Historian of the State Department)
http://history.state.gov/milestones/1981-1989/FallofCommunism

End of Cold War (Miller Center, University of Virginia)
http://millercenter.org/president/bush/essays/biography/5

German Unification (Miller Center, University of Virginia)
http://millercenter.org/president/bush/essays/biography/5

Gorbachev Resigns (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/1225.html#article

Photos: 20 Years Since the Fall of the Soviet Union (The Atlantic magazine)
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/12/20-years-since-the-fall-of-the-soviet-union/100214/


Soviet Union timeline
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-17858981

BBC World Service - Special Reports - 1989 Timeline
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/specialreports/2009/10/091006_1989_timeline_nonflash.sht
ml

1989: The year of revolutions - a look back 20 years on
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?language=en&type=IM-
PRESS&reference=20090826STO59792

Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, 1989 - Milestones
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1989-1992/fall-of-communism

ABC - 1990 News reports on the collapse of communism
http://youtu.be/qBZ2i2m3ai0





Tiananmen Square Massacre (June 1989) (Finding Dulcinea)
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/guides/Reference/Tiananmen-Square-Massacre.html

The June 4 Massacre in Tiananmen Square, 1989
http://adst.org/2013/05/the-june-4-massacre-in-tiananmen-square-1989/

Chronology: The Memory Of Tiananmen | FRONTLINE | PBS
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tankman/cron/

The Tank Man | FRONTLINE | PBS
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tankman/

Tank Man: The amazing story behind THAT photo - Newsnight
http://youtu.be/SACHK-W4o1E

Backstory of how the picture got out (New York Times)
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/03/behind-the-scenes-tank-man-of-tiananmen/#/1/




Invasion of Panama (December 1989)

U.S. Invades Panama - 1989 | Today in History | 20 Dec
http://youtu.be/MDZMseL6G10

U.S. Invasion of Panama (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/1220.html#article

U.S. Invades Panama - 1989 | Today in History | 20 Dec
https://youtu.be/MDZMseL6G10

Finding Dulcinea: On This Day: US Forces Invade Panama
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/On-this-Day--U-S--forces-invaded-Panama-to-overthrow-Gen--Manuel-Noriega.html

Invasion of Panama to capture Manuel Noriega (Miller Center, University of Virginia)
http://millercenter.org/president/bush/essays/biography/5



Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm) (1991)

Successful effort to push Iraq out of Kuwait.
Decision not to invade rest of Iraq or go after Saddam Hussein
Subsequent opinions on whether U.S. made correct choices

The Gulf War 1991
http://youtu.be/If71ek0iSIQ

"Highway of Death" Iraqi Army Armed Retreat from Kuwait 1991
http://youtu.be/hhmXleZXAr0

Desert Storm Air War Begins--to drive Iraq out of Kuwait (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0116.html#article

Desert Storm Ends (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0227.html#article

Finding Dulcinea: On This Day: Iraq Invades Kuwait Leading to Persian Gulf War
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/July-August-08/On-this-Day--Iraq-Invades-Kuwait--Leading-to-Persian-Gulf-War.html

Persian Gulf War (Miller Center, University of Virginia)
http://millercenter.org/president/bush/essays/biography/5

Gulf War (FRONTLINE)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/
My Website Spotlight blog post
http://thelearningprofessor.blogspot.com/2012/06/website-spotlight-gulf-war.html

Desert Storm “The War Never Really Ended” — Part I
http://adst.org/2013/01/desert-storm-the-war-never-really-ended-part-i/
Desert Storm “The War Never Really Ended” — Part II
http://adst.org/2013/01/desert-storm-part-ii/

Trouble spots in the Middle East
http://wps.ablongman.com/wps/media/objects/1483/1518969/DIVI694.jpg

Maps:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/maps/

Weapons and Technology
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/weapons/

U.S. female pilot captured by the Iraqis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/war/5.html



1992 Presidential election loss to Bill Clinton

Campaign commercials (Living Room Candidate)
http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/commercials/1992

Election of 1992 (Miller Center, University of Virginia)
http://millercenter.org/president/bush/essays/biography/3

Summary of the 1992 election campaign (American Experience)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/bush-election92/