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George W. Bush

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George W. Bush served two terms as the forty-third president of the United States of America after serving as governor of Texas from 1994 to 2000. Bush's first term was defined by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and his decision to send American and allied troops to war in Afghanistan and Iraq. These conflicts continued into his second term, when the Bush administration also confronted the 2007 global economic crisis. In part due to his comfort speaking about his born-again faith, Bush enjoyed considerable success with evangelical Christians. Bush introduced the term "compassionate conservatism" to describe his political ideology in the 2000 elections, and exit polls showed high levels of support from the most churchgoing Americans. His political autobiography, Decision Points, was released in 2010.

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