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George W. Bush's First Inaugural Address

After an unprecedented 36-day legal battle over the 2000 presidential election results, the U.S. Supreme Court declared George W. Bush the winner. In his inaugural address on January 20, 2001, President Bush pledges to bring unity to the nation.

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