Bridge to the 21st Centur9

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Bridge to the 21st Century The Clinton and Bush II years Bush expected to be a president primarily concerned with domestic policy. He wanted  to   meld traditional Republican Party belief in private enterprise, low taxation, and small  government with a sense of social responsibility for the less fortunate groups in  American society. He had talked during his campaign about reforming the Social  Security system. Impressed by Reagan’s supply-side economics, he advocated lower  taxes to stimulate economic growth. The economy was beginning to slip back from its lofty peak of the late 1990s. This  helped Bush secure passage of a tax cut in May 2001. Lower taxes would indeed buoy  the economy, but at the cost of an ominously growing federal budget deficit. At the end  of the year, Bush also obtained the “No Child Left Behind” Act, which required public  schools to test reading and mathematical proficiency on an annual basis; it prescribed 
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Unformatted text preview: penalties for those schools unable to achieve a specified standard. Social Security remained unaddressed despite Bush’s efforts to make it a priority in his second term. The Bush presidency changed irrevocably on September 11, 2001, as the United States suffered the most devastating foreign attack ever against its mainland. That morning, Middle Eastern terrorists simultaneously hijacked four passenger airplanes and used two of them as suicide vehicles to destroy the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. A third crashed into the Pentagon building, the Defense Department headquarters just outside of Washington, D.C. The fourth, probably aimed at the U.S. Capitol, dived into the Pennsylvania countryside as passengers fought the hijackers....
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