PRESIDENTIAL COMPARISON BETWEEM George H. W. Bush & Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush were both Republicans who had two issues during their presidency that they handled differently. Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush had to deal with the war on drugs. Ronald Reagan dealt with the Cold War, but George H. W. Bush had to deal with Operation Desert Storm. George H. W. Bush did a better job on the foreign policy, but Ronald Reagan did a better job on the war on drugs.
Both presidents worked on the war on drugs, but Ronald Reagan did a better job. Ronald Reagan created the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 which was intended to decrease the use of illegal drugs. Ronald Reagan also changed the length of the prison sentence considering how much drugs you have instead of what drugs you were carrying. You would have been able to get a lighter sentence if you were an informant and trying to capture other drug dealers. Ronald Reagan’s wife, Nancy Reagan, was also apart of the war on drugs when she created the slogan, “Just Say No.” Mrs. Reagan intended this to the teenagers in America if they were ever offered drugs. Even though Ronald Reagan did many great things for the war on drugs, George H. W. Bush also did a good job too. George H. W. Bush was the head of Office of National Drug Control Policy, and he focused on stopping drug use in America rather than fighting the other countries who were exporting the drugs into America. George H. W. Bush wanted to stop all drug use in America, but his administration worked on something more realistic and wanted to reduce it ten percent in the first year. After a while there was a reduction in the use of cocaine, but in the end George H. W. Bush declared the war on drugs a defeat.
Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush both had to deal with at least one foreign policy issue. Ronald Reagan dealt with the Cold War, and George H. W. Bush was the president during Operation Desert Storm. After the Soviet Union invaded...