5. Nov. 26, 2000, to Jan. 19. 2009:
|George W. Bush was elected president of the United States on Nov. 26, 2000, but the election was contested and not official until Al Gore conceded on Dec. 13, 2000.|
|Bush was sworn into office as the 43rd President of the United States on January 20, 2001, re-elected on Nov. 2, 2004, and sworn in for a second term on Jan. 20, 2005.|
|During his presidency, Bush received an honorary Doctor of Laws from his alumnus Yale on May 25, 2001, and in 2010, Bush's book Decision Points was published.|
|Our research shows his following acts as President (legislation he has signed, signing statements, executive orders he has issued, vetoes, pardons and commutations he has given, proclamations and correspondence) from Jan. 20, 2001 to Jan. 19, 2009|
& Remarks *****
* "When the President signs a bill into law, he may issue a statement explaining why he is approving the legislation. These statements were traditionally brief and generally did not contain substantive analysis of the legislation. However, in recent administrations they have been used more vigorously and have become a subject of controversy." Georgetown Law Library (Accessed 4-27-15)
There were 379 speeches from 1-20-01 to 9-10-01, 794 from 9-11-01 to 3-19-03, and 3011 from 3-20-03 to 1-17-09, totaling 4184.