First inauguration of George W. Bush
|2001 Presidential Inauguration of George W. Bush|
George W. Bush being sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States in January 2001.
|Participants||President of the United States
George W. Bush
Richard B. Cheney
|Location||United States Capitol
|Date||January 20, 2001|
The first inauguration of George W. Bush as the 43rd President of the United States of America took place on January 20, 2001. The inauguration marked the commencement of the first four-year term of George W. Bush as President and Dick Cheney as Vice President. Chief Justice William Rehnquist administered the oath of office at 12:01 p.m. An estimated 300,000 people attended the swearing-in ceremony.
Pre-inaugural events 
On the eve of the inauguration, there was a celebration for American authors hosted by Laura Bush at DAR Constitution Hall. Wayne Newton, Brooks & Dunn and Ricky Martin performed as the pre-inaugural entertainment.
Thousands of demonstrators attended the inaugural ceremonies in Washington, D.C. to protest the outcome and controversial circumstances of the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election. Four protesters were arrested and Bush's limousine was hit by a tennis ball and an egg thrown from the crowd during the inaugural parade.
See also 
- "Bush gets keys to White House, flexes first presidential muscles", CNN, January 20, 2001. Last accessed January 22, 2009.
- Angela Greiling Keane and Chris Dolmetsch , "Washington Braces for Chaos, Gridlock at Inaugural (Update1)" Bloomberg.com, January 18, 2009. Last accessed January 22, 2009.
- Jemal R. Brinson, "INAUGURATION 2009: Where history will be made", The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 18, 2009. Last accessed January 22, 2009.
- "Bush parties on eve of inauguration". CNN. January 19, 2001. Retrieved 2009-01-22.
- Pareles, Jon (January 21, 2009). "Music for Many Firsts at Inauguration Events". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-01-22. "Wayne Newton, the country duo Brooks & Dunn and the Latin pop singer Ricky Martin (who would later turn against Mr. Bush over the Iraq war) performed at his pre-inaugural event."
- "President Bush sworn in", BBC News, January 20, 2001. Last accessed January 22, 2009.
- "Protesters line inaugural parade route" CNN (via archive.org), January 20, 2001. Last accessed January 22, 2009.
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