first Presidential inauguration of the new millennium took place in its traditional
location on the south Capitol steps. Under a gray and rainy sky, George W. Bush
took the oath of office under less-than-perfect conditions. Two months before,
he was locked in a bitter struggle for the final vote count in Florida with Albert
Gore, Jr. After a controversial Supreme Court decision which interpreted the messy
vote count, George W. Bush was declared the 43rd President of the United States
and quickly assembled a transition team to put together his inauguration and new
View Journal E's coverage of the 2001 Inauguration through photos
and videos of some of the surrounding events.
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