Remembrance of a Former President

Rest in Piece, George Herbert Walker Bush

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George H.W Bush, former president of the United States, passed away November 30th, 2018.

Bush served as the 41st president from 1989 to 1993 as part of the Republican Party. He was also the father of the 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush. At one point, Bush had a 60.9 percent approval rating during his presidency, granting him the highest approval by any president since John F. Kennedy in 1961, according to newsgallup.com.

“A lot of people call him the best one-term president of all time,” said Triton junior Andrew Valianti. “He eased tensions with the Soviet Union, and was the last president of America’s Greatest Generation.”

In Bush’s 94 years on earth, he had many achievements that benefited the common American. He served his country as a pilot in WW2, and helped push the eventual surrender of Japan in 1944. 45 years later, he was in the Oval Office, running the country.

Another of his achievements was the passage of the ADA, or the Americans with Disabilities Act. This prohibited discrimination towards people with disabilities in all aspects of life. It also ensured that all workplaces should be handicap-accessible.

“It shows how good of a president he was because he was looking out for everyone…. He was a man of the people, I guess,” said Triton Junior Maggie Bowen.

The second of his major accomplishments was the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi invasion. In 1990, six weeks after Iraq invaded Kuwait, Bush pushed for a US-led coalition to wage an air and ground war. This war eventually forced Iraq to leave Kuwait.

Bush once said “Some political people do lie all the time, and step over their friend to achieve the objective themselves. But I’m one who believes that one’s word of honor is about one of the most fundamentally important thing there is.”