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Unit 12 2000s


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Unit 12 2000s

  1. 1. The 2000s
  2. 2. Election of 2000
  3. 3. Al Gore (D) <ul><li>Born in Washington DC but raised in Tennessee. </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate of Harvard. </li></ul><ul><li>Served in the Army as a journalist in Vietnam. </li></ul><ul><li>Served in Congress for 17 years in both the House and Senate (1976 – 1993) </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President under Bill Clinton from 1993-2001. </li></ul>
  4. 4. George W. Bush (R) <ul><li>Born in Connecticut but raised in Texas. </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated from Yale and Harvard Graduate School. </li></ul><ul><li>Served in Texas Air National Guard. </li></ul><ul><li>Son of President, Grandson of a Senator. </li></ul><ul><li>Part owner of Texas Rangers until he successfully ran for Governor of Texas in 1994. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Vice –Presidential Candidates
  6. 6. Minor Party Candidates <ul><li>Reform Party Presidential candidate Pat Buchanan , left, and Green Party Presidential candidate Ralph Nader. </li></ul>
  7. 11. <ul><li>Republican candidate from Arizona. </li></ul><ul><li>71 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate US Naval Academy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>23 years in US Navy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fighter Pilot in Vietnam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>POW in Vietnam for 6 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Political Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>House of Reps 4 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senate 22 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Married 2X; 7 Children </li></ul></ul>John McCain
  8. 12. John Kerry <ul><li>Senator from Massachusetts. </li></ul><ul><li>Vietnam Vet. </li></ul>
  9. 14. Supreme Court President Bush Chief Justice John Roberts Samuel Alito
  10. 15. The Surge <ul><li>The surge refers to United States President Bush's 2007 increase in the number of American troops in order to provide security to Baghdad and Al Anbar Province. </li></ul><ul><li>Commander of Multinational Force Iraq was counter-insurgency expert General David Petraeus . </li></ul>
  11. 16. The Surge Worked
  12. 17. <ul><li>Democrat candidate from Illinois. </li></ul><ul><li>47 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia University and Harvard Law School. </li></ul><ul><li>Political Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State Legislator 7 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senate 4 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Married with 2 children </li></ul></ul><ul><li>First African American to run for President </li></ul>Barack Obama
  13. 19. Supreme Court President Obama Sonia Sotomayor Elena Kagan