What has each president
left for their successor?

An overview of how the country's federal debt, deportations, foreign aid
and other key indicators have varied over the past three decades.

PICK ANY TWO TO BEGIN
  • GEORGE H. W. BUSH
    (1989-1993)
  • BILL CLINTON
    (1993-1997)
  • BILL CLINTON
    (1997-2001)
  • GEORGE W. BUSH
    (2001-2005)
  • GEORGE W. BUSH
    (2005-2009)
  • BARACK OBAMA
    (2009-2013)
  • BARACK OBAMA
    (2013-2017)

POPULATION

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FEDERAL DEBT

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SURPLUS/DEFICIT

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FOREIGN AID

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Amounts distributed worldwide per term

Institutions include:

USAID, Department of Defense, Department of Agriculture, Department of Treasury, PeaceCorp, Inter-American Foundation, African Development Foundation, and Department of State.

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DEPORTATIONS

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INCARCERATION

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HATE CRIMES

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MASS SHOOTINGS

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FOREIGN MILITARY INTERVENTIONS

Bush launched the so-called “war on terror” after the 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The US led the NATO invasion of Afghanistan. During his second term, in 2003, Bush declared war on Iraq, claiming the country was producing weapons of mass destruction.

Drone Strikes in Pakistan

2004 onwards: 424

Drone Strikes in Somalia

2002 onwards 137-157

Drone Strikes in Yemen

2007 onwards: 32-36

For the military, they are UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems). Drones are used in situations where manned flight is considered too risky or difficult and controlled remotely.