Skip to main content
Displaying 1 - 22 of 22 results
Page 1 of 1
Topic GuidesGWB Library

USA Freedom Corps

Established by President George W. Bush after the Septermber 11th Terrorist Attacks, the USA Freedom Corps oversaw the creation of an online database for volunteer opportunities known as the Volunteer Network. Potential volunteers used the database to identify positions that matched their skills and interests. 

Topic GuidesGWB Library

President's Foreign Trips

During his administration, President George W. Bush made 48 international trips to 73 countries (in addition to visiting the West Bank), visiting every continent except Antarctica.

Topic GuidesGWB Library

Executive Office of the President

The Executive Office of the President, or EOP, is made up of offices that support the President.

Topic GuidesGWB Library

Speeches

During the George W. Bush Administration, speeches were used to communicate important policies or actions taken by the United States government.

Topic GuidesGWB Library

U.S. Economics & Finance

Economic events during the George W. Bush administration include income tax cuts in 2001 and 2003 and a subprime mortgage crisis in 2007 - 2008 that led to a period known as the Great Recession. Some major themes of President George W. Bush's economy policy include economic stimulus, job creation, economic growth, and fiscal responsibility.

Topic GuidesGWB Library

First Lady's Foreign Trips

As First Lady, Laura Bush traveled domestically to all 50 states and internationally to more than 75 countries. A leading advocate for literacy, Mrs. Bush championed the power of education to foster healthy families and communities, advance opportunities for young people, and promote human rights worldwide, particularly for women and children. 

Topic GuidesGWB Library

Movie Screenings at the White House

Presidents have been known to rehearse major speeches in the theatre, but its also a place for First Families and guests to relax and enjoy movies.

Topic GuidesGWB Library

President's Role

What does the President of the United States do? What roles has the occupant of the White House come to play in the last two centuries? How has the Presidency changed over time?

Topic GuidesGWB Library

Hurricane Katrina

A Category 5, Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest hurricanes to hit the United States. Occurring between August 23 - 31, 2005, an estimated 1,833 peopled died in the hurricane and the flooding that followed.

Topic GuidesGWB Library

International Trade

International trade was an important part of President George W. Bush’s economic agenda. Between 2001 and 2009, the United States entered trade agreements with 13 new countries, taking the total number of partners in free trade agreements from 3 to 16.

Topic GuidesGWB Library

Nominations and Appointments to Federal Office

Every President nominates federal judges and numerous positions in cabinet level departments, independent agencies, the military, the Foreign Service, and the uniformed civilian services. The President also nominates all United States attorneys and United States Marshals. 

Topic GuidesGWB Library

First Lady's Role

What does the First Lady of the United States do? What roles have First Ladies of the White House come to play in the last two centuries? How has the First Lady's role changed over time?

Topic GuidesGWB Library

September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks

On September 11, 2001, terrorists perpetrated a series of attacks on the U.S. that killed 2,977 people.

Topic GuidesGWB Library

Office Of Faith-Based And Community Initiatives

President George W. Bush believed that, while faith-based and community organizations could not replace government, they provided indispensable services to people in need.

Topic GuidesGWB Library

Presidential Daily Diary

The Presidential Daily Diary (PDD) is the official day-by-day record of every moment of George W. Bush’s eight years as President.

Topic GuidesGWB Library

Transition Letters

The letters that outgoing Presidents wrote to their successors serve as a reminder of the sanctity of the office of the President of the United States. Regardless of party or personal beliefs, each letter exemplifies American democracy.

Topic GuidesGWB Library

Baseball

Baseball has influenced the American presidency by providing a fun and cherished annual tradition, an opportunity for Presidents to connect with their fellow citizens, and a venue to send messages of strength and American values to the world.

Topic GuidesGWB Library

Easter Egg Roll

The White House Easter Egg Roll, which begins at one end of Pennsylvania Avenue and continues at the other, is one of the oldest traditions in Presidential history.

Topic GuidesGWB Library

Presidential Briefing Papers

President George W. Bush used the Presidential Briefing Papers as a guide for his working day. The packet of materials consists of schedules for each day, event memoranda, participant lists, agendas, and other documents related to the meetings and activities for that day.

Topic GuidesGWB Library

Education

At the beginning of his Administration, George W. Bush focused on public education reform. His first major initiative, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2002, created reforms that raised standards and improved test scores in the public education system.

Topic GuidesGWB Library

Global War on Terror

The Global War on Terror is an international, American-led military campaign launched following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Topic GuidesGWB Library

U.S. & U.K. Special Relationship

A unique relationship exists between the United States and the United Kingdom. It is a relationship rooted in common history, common values, and common interests around the globe.