Topic: George W. Bush (general, biography, criticism, electioneering) ____________ General: George W. Bush was a U.S. American politician of the Republican Party, the „W“ in his name stands for Walker, so his full name is George Walker Bush. Bush was from 2001 to 2009 the 43rd President of the United States, he asserted himself in the presidential election in 2000 against the Democrat Al Gore, in the presidential election in 2004, he succeeded against the Democrat John Kerry. When George W. Bush, at the age of 54, became the 43rd president of the United States, it was only the second time in American history that a president’s son went on to the White House. Furthermore was George W. Bush twice elected Governor of Texas, in 1994 and 1998. In Bushs period of office were the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 and subsequently the war on terrorism, with wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Hurricane Katrina and the financial crisis in 2007. The airborne terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the thwarted flight against the White House of Capitol on September 11, 2001, in which nearly 3,000 Americans were killed, transformed George W. Bush into a wartime president. The attacks put on hold many of Bush’s hopes and plans, and Bush’s father, George Bush, the 41st president, declared that his son “faced the greatest challenge of any president since Abraham Lincoln.” Finally, to the general
12 March 2018
George Eastman was born on July 12, 1854, in Waterville, New York and is the founder of the Eastman Kodak Company.
With his invention of dry plates for film rolls he revolutionized the photography industry and helped photography to become what it is today.
At the age of five he moved to Rochester, where is father established the Eastman Commercial College. About 3 years later his father suddenly died and the family became financially ruined.
Due to his family circumstances he had to drop out of school at the age of 14. Eastman had to find employment to get money and started to work as a messenger boy for an insurance company, anyhow his family was still struggling financially. Therefore he started to study accounting at home. This helped him to get into a higher position at a bank and his salary tripled.
When Eastman was 24, he wanted to go on vacation.
One of his co-workers convinced him of buying a complete photography outfit to record his trip. Although he never made the trip, Eastman became absorbed in photography. Experiencing how complex and complicated photographing was he sought to simplify the process. While he worked at the bank during the day, he experimented in his mother’s kitchen at night. After three years of experimenting, Eastman found a formula that worked.
He invented a gelatin-based paper film and a device for costing dry plates.
In 1879 he obtained patent on his invention and quickly realized the possibility of making dry plates for sale. That’s why he leased an apartment in 1880, where he manufactured dry plates for sale. One year later Eastman formed a partnership with banker Henry Strong and the “Eastman Dry Plat.....[read full text]