President George W. Bush takes the oath of office to serve a second term as 43rd President of the United States, January 20, 2005, during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, and Jenna Bush listen as Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist administers the oath. (P44290-391)

The President & Family

President George W. Bush is introduced during the American Enterprise Institute Annual Dinner, February 26, 2003, at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. (P27178-05)

President George W. Bush is introduced during the American Enterprise Institute Annual Dinner, February 26, 2003, at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush returned to Texas as private citizens in 2009 after the inauguration of President Barack Obama. President Bush established the George W. Bush Institute, an organization dedicated to generating practical solutions to improve economic growth, education policies, global health, and human freedom throughout the world. Mrs. Bush continues to advocate for education and to promote human rights in countries like Afghanistan and Burma. Both are very involved in the creation of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, and are strong supporters of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

In This Section

George W. Bush

President George W. Bush visits the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, August 15, 2003, in Thousand Oaks, California. (P32932-06)

Concentrating efforts on domestic policy upon taking office, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks refocused the President on national security and foreign policy. Read biographical information, a brief history of the American Presidency, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Learn More

Laura Bush

Mrs. Laura Bush sits in the Rose Garden of the White House, May 5, 2008. (P050508SC-0106)

The First Lady was an influential spokesperson on issues such as literacy, the rights of women and children, and the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. Read biographical information, a brief history of the role of First Ladies, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Learn More

The Bush Family

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Learn about the Bush Family’s respected tradition of public service, famous Presidential places and symbols, and fun facts about popular First Pets Barney and Miss Beazley. Learn More

Presidential Places

President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush  wave before boarding Air Force One, June 13, 2001. (P4037-08A)

During his time in office, the President remains the Head of State regardless of geographic location. Find out about the White House, Air Force One, Marine One, and Camp David and their use during the Administration of President George W. Bush. Learn More

Trivia

Pictured is the North Portico of the White House as it looked in 1900.  Courtesy Library of Congress.

Students of all ages may test their knowledge of the Presidents of the United States and the First Ladies. Try answering a few trivia questions! Learn More

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