Timeline: Bush's Eight Years in Office
Revisit major news events and see how key indicators fluctuated over the course of George W. Bush's time in the White House. Select a point on the timeline to reveal a news event or choose a trend to chart below: presidential approval ratings, the federal deficit, unemployment, the Dow Jones Industrial average and crude oil prices.
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CREDITS: Design/Development by Noel Smart; Database/Development by Peter Harkins; Editing by Chris Matthews, Amanda Zamora - washingtonpost.com; Data by Karen Yourish - The Washington Post; Photo Research/Editing by Megan Rossman - washingtonpost.com; Video Research by Jacqueline Refo, Anna Uhls - washingtonpost.com; SOURCES: approval ratings - Washington Post/ABC News Polls; federal deficit - U.S. Treasury; unemployment rate - U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics; Dow Jones Industrial average, crude oil prices - Bloomberg
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