The 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 presidency.

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