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George W Bush: the 9/11 Crisis

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George W Bush: The 9/11 Crisis
George W Bush had a very big political background, so it wasn’t surprising when he ran for presidency and won. He was born on July 6, 1946, making him a member of the “baby boom” generation, born after WWII. He was the first born of Barbara Pierce Bush and George Herbert Walker Bush. They nicknamed him ‘Georgie’. He had 5 siblings; Pauline Robinson Bush, John Ellis Bush, Neil Mallon Bush, Marvin Pierce Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush. Although they were wealthy, George HW wanted an adventurous career. Therefore, they moved to West Texas where he accepted a job offer from his friend in an oil corporation. In 1950, the Bushes moved to Midland. There, they contributed so much to the community. Soon, George decided to go into the oil business for himself. Sometimes, he would take Georgie along with him to the old fields. In 1952, the Bush family moved again. Also in 1952, Grandfather Prescott Bush, back in Connecticut, ran for election to the US Senate. Although Texas was fiercely Democratic, George Bush organized a local Republican committee and campaigned enthusiastically for General Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower (Gormley 11). Everything was so happy, until in March 1953, Robin was diagnosed with leukemia. For the next six months, Barbara took Robin to New York for the best treatment possible, while Georgie and Jeb stayed with family friends in Midland. In October, Georgie was told that Robin had died. The Bush family was extremely sad, but Georgie did his best to comfort his mom and dad. Eventually, the sad time became a part of the past. Later Georgie describes his childhood in Midland as “a happy blur,” “surrounded by love and friends and sports.” By the end of 1958, George’s oil business had shifted to Houston, on the Gulf of Mexico. This meant that the Bushes would have to move. In the spring of 1959, Mr. and Mrs. Bush left for Houston while the boys stayed behind to finish the school year. Since Georgie was the oldest, he helped out his...