|Date||January 20, 2001|
|Location||United States Capitol,|
|Organized by||Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies|
|Participants||George W. Bush|
43rd president of the United States
— Assuming office
46th vice president of the United States
— Assuming office
Chief Justice of the United States
— Administering oaths
The first inauguration of George W. Bush as the 43rd president of the United States took place on Saturday, January 20, 2001, at the West Front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. This was the 54th inauguration and marked the commencement of the first term of George W. Bush as president and Dick Cheney as vice president. Chief Justice William Rehnquist administered the presidential oath of office at 12:01 p.m., after he administered the vice presidential oath of office as well. An estimated 300,000 people attended the swearing-in ceremony. This was the first presidential inauguration to take place in the 21st century, and the first in the 3rd millennium.
On the eve of the inauguration, there was a celebration for U.S. 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 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.
At 30:28, Bush reciting the oath of office
The presidential motorcade during the inaugural parade
Bush walking in the inaugural parade
Bush delivering his inaugural address
- Presidency of George W. Bush
- Presidential transition of George W. Bush
- Second inauguration of George W. Bush
- Timeline of the George W. Bush presidency (2001)
- 2000 United States presidential election
- George W. Bush 2000 presidential campaign
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Wayne Newton, the country duo Brooks & Dunn and the Latin pop singer Ricky Martin performed at his pre-inaugural event
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