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The Distant President

December 19, 2018

      After the passing of the late President George H.W.  Bush, many teenagers in our generation are wondering who the man was and why he was such a staple of the presidency. George H. W. Bush was born June 12, 1924 in Milton Massachusetts. He was the youngest navy pilot ever and was shot down during WW2. In following with his father's footsteps he began to take interest in civil service and wanted to live the life of a politician. But first he interjected himself into the oil business and made a name for himself. After some lost elections, Bush finally won his first major political race and was appointed to the US House of Representatives. After a surprise appointment to serve as Gerald Ford's Vice- President, Bush fought the war on drugs for 8 years form that position. After being put on the national political stage George Bush aimed for the oval office. In 1988 he reached his goal and took office. During his time as president, he was a key figure in the ending of cold-war escalation and was a staple for a fair and honest president that could be on both sides of the aisle. So you may ask why this is important to anybody in this generation other than the fact that he was a president. Especially in this day and ages political climate, kids and teenagers simply need to know what a good man looks like.

      So as the country mourns, the citizens must remember his legacy and carry on what he believed in and how he carried the presidency with honor.

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