George W. Bush became only the second President in the history of the Republic to follow his father's footsteps into the Oval Office. He proved early, though, that he was his own man.
My Staff Belongs to Daddy
After America was attacked on September 11, 2001, President Bush was determined to act, whatever it took.
Who'll Drop a Bomb...?
In his 2002 State of the Union, President Bush identified the "Axis of Evil" threatening the U.S. It turns out that one of the three really does have nuclear capabilities.
Bush came to office with the legacy of budget surpluses for the first time in decades. He comes to the end of his first term presiding over the largest debt and deficits ever.
Ain't No Surplus
After inspectors failed to find weapons in Iraq and the U.N. failed to act, it was time for President Bush to lead.
Lirty Dies: Maddam and Yubble-Doo
Like his father, George W. built and international coalition for the invasion of Iraq. The result showed the difference between the two men.
President Bush called himself a war president, and with the original justification for war having vanished, he continues to maintain it was the right course to make America safe. That's how voters will judge his first term come November 2.
Someone Dumber Might