BUSH & OBAMA

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Nov 8, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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Politics, Economic, and Social Events of the 21
st

Century

BUSH & OBAMA

Objectives
-

Day 1


Discuss the political, social, and economic events that
occurred during the lifetime of the students through created
mind maps



Identify the major issues of the 2000 election through
ppt

and video


Examine
one theme of George W. Bush's Inaugural Address
by closely reading an excerpted quotation.


Identify major initiatives of George W. Bush


Warm up
-

Day 1


When you think of George W. Bush, what words
come to mind? Please explain why you selected
these words.

Mind Map Review


Get into assigned groups


Review the political, social, and economic elements of your
mind map with your group


Add to your chart!


Make a group list of common events




Share as a class! ~15 minutes

Brainstorming


With the person next to you brainstorm a list of
the most important political, social/cultural, and
economic events that have occurred during your
lifetime.

Major Candidates 2000 Election


Dem Al Gore


Joseph Lieberman



Rep George Bush


Dick Cheney



Reform Pat Buchanan


Green Ralph Nader


What Went Wrong?

Election Night Issues


Natl Projections


246 Bush
-

255 Gore


270 needed, 3 states too
close…



Florida


Gov Jeb Bush, Sec of State
Katherine Harris


Peninsula v Panhandle


Recount


Election Night Issues


FL Balloting


Punch Cards


Chads


Butterfly Ballots


Palm Beach
Buchanan



FL Voter Rolls


Purging Felons


Voter “Black Out”


Absentee votes


http://
www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFcRoNlupBw

(
-

6min)


Think
-
Pair
-
Share


Was the election rigged? Why or why not?

Outcome



Bush v Gore



12/12/2000



7
-
2 End recount


Violated equal protection
clause



5
-
4 No new count


Not precedent, but present



2000 Election Results


Popular Vote


Tied 48% (Gore +544K)



Electoral Vote


271
-
266



4
-
6 million votes “lost” (6%
error rate)



Election Reform


Help America Vote Act


Think
-
Pair
-
Share



In your evaluation, did our Democratic process
fail?

George W. Bush

(2001
-
2004)


43
rd

President of the
USA



Activity
-


Read Bush’s
inaugural
address and analyze the
main points he addresses





George W. Bush

(2001
-
2004)



$1.3 trillion tax cut
program


“Compassionate
Conservatism”


No Child Left Behind



Partial
-
Birth Abortion Ban
Act



AIDS program


committed
$15 billion
over
5
years


9/11 and War on Terror


USA Patriot Act





2004 Election

Bush (R) defeats Kerry (D):

286
-
252

George W. Bush (2005
-
2008)


2004 Election
-

Bush v
Kerry



Energy Policy Act of
2005


Push for offshore drilling


2005 Hurricane Katrina
and relief


http://
www.youtube.com
/watch?v=HbJaMWw4
-
2Q





TPS: Final Thoughts of Final Speech


"We have faced danger and trial, and there's more
ahead. But with the courage of our people and
confidence in our ideals, this great nation will
never tire, never falter and never fail
.”


-
George W Bush


What is he referencing?

Closure


In what ways was Bush successful in his
presidency?



In what ways was Bush unsuccessful in his
presidency?

Objectives
-

Day 2


Identify policies and initiatives taken by Barack Obama


Define economic terms and describe their relevance to the
2008 recession


Identify Obama’s involvement in the Middle East


Identify Obama Care and Immigration


Analyze the pros and cons of Gay Marriage

Warm Up
-

Day 2



What major Initiatives did George W Bush
create? Explain

2008 Election

Obama (D) def McCain (R):

365
-

173

Activity



Reading of Obama’s Inaugural Address



Underline or highlight the promises that Obama
makes in his speech.



How do the promises Obama makes in his 2009
inaugural speech differ from the remarks Bush
made in his in 2001?

Barack Obama



44
th

President of the USA


1
st

African American
President


Initiatives:


Reversed limited stem
-
cell
research funding


Hate Crimes Prevention Act
(expands)


Repeals “Don’t Ask Don’t
Tell”


GM & Chrysler Bailouts



Middle East


Iraq


Pulled out troops in 2010
(transitional troops till
2011)


Afghanistan


Increased
troops from
2009
-
2011


Plans to decrease troops
significantly by 2014



** Reading (“Return
to Sender”)



Benghazi

2012 Election

What were the
major factors of
the 2012
Election?


Reading

Obama Care & Immigration



quality &
affordability of health
insurance,



uninsured rate
and
reduce the costs of
health care for
individuals and the
government



http://
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3
-
Ilc5xK2_E



Undocumented will pay
taxes, learn English,
undergo background
checks; businesses must
require documents



Pros
-

secure boarder,
economic boost, guest
worker program


Cons
-

job competition,
language barrier,
overpopulation



Gay Rights Movement
-

Activity


What are the pros and cons?



We will read the excerpt together, then I
will divide the class in half and you will
read only the pros or the cons. Be
prepared to share the reasons you read.

Persuasive Letter


Possible ideas:


Gun control


Gay Rights


Stem cell research


Guantanamo Bay facility


Obama Care


Immigration


Gov’t military spending


Domestic policies


Foreign policies
-

ME, Africa, MX, S.A.


Censorship

Closure


What is a possible issue/controversy you would
want to address to your local politician?
Governor? President?