A Nation Goes to War

A Nation Goes to War

Learn about the decisions that U.S. President George W. Bush and his administration made to declare war on Iraq on March 20, 2003. Chief White House Photographer Eric Draper documented the moments that led up to the declaration of war.


4 - 12+


Arts and Music, Geography, Human Geography, Social Studies, U.S. History, Photography

Chief White House Photographer Eric Draper documented the entire two-term presidency of George W. Bush. In this video, Draper recalls President Bush’s monumental decision to declare war on Iraq.

Consult the “Questions” tab for discussion ideas about how photographers work with the White House to document difficult presidential decisions.

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Last Updated

April 22, 2024

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