George W. Bush: the 9/11 Terrorist Attack & War on Terror


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The Bush Doctrine included a specific clause that allowed for _____.

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1. Why did the US invade Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks?

2. How did Congress respond to the desire of the Bush administration to eliminate the alleged supply of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and corresponding quiz evaluate your understanding of the terrorist attack of 9/11 and the War on Terror. In order to pass the quiz, you must be familiar with topics such as the main elements of the Bush Doctrine and Bush's motive for American intervention in Iraq.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The Bush Doctrine
  • Significance of 9/20/01
  • International coalition against Afghanistan
  • Motivations for Bush's support of an American war in Iraq
  • The events of September 11th

Skills Practiced

Practice these skills as you complete the worksheet and quiz set:

  • Making connections - understand the Bush Doctrine and how it influenced the American war in Iraq
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the events of the 9/11 terrorist attack
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the invasion of Afghanistan

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, read the accompanying lesson called George W. Bush: the 9/11 Terrorist Attack & War on Terror. It covers these objectives:

  • Understand the connection between 9/11 and the creation of the Bush Doctrine
  • Identify the role of the Bush Doctrine in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Recognize how alleged weapons of mass destruction influenced Bush's policy toward Iraq
  • Explore the challenges faced by American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq