George W. Bush Presidential Library

George W. Bush Presidential Library The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Open to the public May 1, 2013.

Likes do not equal endorsement. The Library and Museum provides an unmatched resource for the study of the life and career of the nation’s 43rd President, while also promoting a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy. In the Museum, visitors can explore exhibits that examine the important issues and events of President George W. Bush's Admin

Likes do not equal endorsement. The Library and Museum provides an unmatched resource for the study of the life and career of the nation’s 43rd President, while also promoting a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy. In the Museum, visitors can explore exhibits that examine the important issues and events of President George W. Bush's Admin

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“We talked about the need to work together to help consolidate the gains. We talked about the need to -- for the United ...
10/26/2021

“We talked about the need to work together to help consolidate the gains. We talked about the need to -- for the United States to partner with the country to help on economic development. One of the things the President recognizes is the need for there to be investment in his country, so people can find work, and the stability that comes with economic development. And I appreciate your recognition of the opportunity to work together.”
- President George W. Bush, October 26, 2007

President George W. Bush welcomes President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the Oval Office, October 26, 2007. Among the topics the leaders discussed during the visit were the successes of the newly elected Kabila government and the remaining challenges to a secure and prosperous #Congo. White House photo by Eric Draper.

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“We talked about the need to work together to help consolidate the gains. We talked about the need to -- for the United States to partner with the country to help on economic development. One of the things the President recognizes is the need for there to be investment in his country, so people can find work, and the stability that comes with economic development. And I appreciate your recognition of the opportunity to work together.”
- President George W. Bush, October 26, 2007

President George W. Bush welcomes President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the Oval Office, October 26, 2007. Among the topics the leaders discussed during the visit were the successes of the newly elected Kabila government and the remaining challenges to a secure and prosperous #Congo. White House photo by Eric Draper.

#OTD #GeorgeWBush #OvalOffice

“This day, however, is one for recalling an heroic event in the history of our nation, and in the story of mankind. Here...
10/22/2021

“This day, however, is one for recalling an heroic event in the history of our nation, and in the story of mankind. Here at the Wright Brothers National Memorial, we remember one small machine, and we honor the giants who flew it.”
- President George W. Bush, 17 December, 2003, on 100th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ Flight

On December 17, 1903, the #Ohio brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright, who are generally credited with inventing the world's first successful motor-operated airplane, made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft at Kill Devil Hills, #NorthCarolina. Their aircraft was named the Wright Flyer. While the flight lasted no more than 12 seconds, and travelled upwards of 200 feet, the significance of the motorized flight could not be denied, as it gave birth to the field of aviation. In 2003, President Bush visited Kill Devil Hills to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers flight.

“Today, our Nation follows the Wright brothers' example of innovation as we continue to explore the frontiers of air and space.” - President George W. Bush, Proclamation celebrating Wright Brothers Day, December 17, 2006

#WrightBrothers #WrightBros #FirstinFlight

“This day, however, is one for recalling an heroic event in the history of our nation, and in the story of mankind. Here at the Wright Brothers National Memorial, we remember one small machine, and we honor the giants who flew it.”
- President George W. Bush, 17 December, 2003, on 100th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ Flight

On December 17, 1903, the #Ohio brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright, who are generally credited with inventing the world's first successful motor-operated airplane, made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft at Kill Devil Hills, #NorthCarolina. Their aircraft was named the Wright Flyer. While the flight lasted no more than 12 seconds, and travelled upwards of 200 feet, the significance of the motorized flight could not be denied, as it gave birth to the field of aviation. In 2003, President Bush visited Kill Devil Hills to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers flight.

“Today, our Nation follows the Wright brothers' example of innovation as we continue to explore the frontiers of air and space.” - President George W. Bush, Proclamation celebrating Wright Brothers Day, December 17, 2006

#WrightBrothers #WrightBros #FirstinFlight

When President George W. Bush swore in General Colin Powell as Secretary of State in 2001, he said: “Today, America call...
10/18/2021

When President George W. Bush swore in General Colin Powell as Secretary of State in 2001, he said:

“Today, America calls on Colin Powell again. He is a leader who understands that America must work closely with our friends in times of calm if we want to be able to call on them in times of crisis. He understands that our nation is at its best when we project our strength and purpose with humility. I know of no better person to be the face and voice of American diplomacy than Colin Powell. His dignity and integrity will add to the strength and authority of America around the world."

General Colin L. Powell
April 5, 1937 -- October 18, 2021

President George W. Bush and Vice President Cheney swear in Secretary of State Colin Powell in the Oval Office Jan. 26, 2001. White House photo by Eric Draper.

#ColinPowell #GeneralColinPowell #GeorgeWBush

When President George W. Bush swore in General Colin Powell as Secretary of State in 2001, he said:

“Today, America calls on Colin Powell again. He is a leader who understands that America must work closely with our friends in times of calm if we want to be able to call on them in times of crisis. He understands that our nation is at its best when we project our strength and purpose with humility. I know of no better person to be the face and voice of American diplomacy than Colin Powell. His dignity and integrity will add to the strength and authority of America around the world."

General Colin L. Powell
April 5, 1937 -- October 18, 2021

President George W. Bush and Vice President Cheney swear in Secretary of State Colin Powell in the Oval Office Jan. 26, 2001. White House photo by Eric Draper.

#ColinPowell #GeneralColinPowell #GeorgeWBush

“Over the years, Congress has conferred the Gold Medal on many great figures in history--usually at a time when their st...
10/17/2021

“Over the years, Congress has conferred the Gold Medal on many great figures in history--usually at a time when their struggles were over and won. Today Congress has chosen to do something different. It has conferred this honor on a figure whose work continues--and whose outcome remains uncertain. In so doing, America raises its voice in the call for religious liberty and basic human rights. These values forged our Republic. They sustained us through many trials. And they draw us by conviction and conscience to the people of #Tibet and the man we honor today...One of the tragic anomalies of the past century is that in an era that has seen an unprecedented number of nations embrace individual freedom has also witnessed the stubborn endurance of religious repression. Americans cannot look to the plight of the religiously oppressed and close our eyes or turn away. And that is why I will continue to urge the leaders of China to welcome the Dalai Lama to China. They will find this good man to be a man of peace and reconciliation.”
--President George W. Bush, October 17, 2007

President George W. Bush attends a ceremony at the rotunda of the United States Capitol to award the Congressional Gold Medal to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, was born July 6, 1935, in northeastern Tibet. His monastic education began when he was 6 years old, and was awarded the highest degree in #Buddhism when he was 23. He was exiled after the crushing of Tibetan nationalism by China during the 1950s and has lived in India since that time. He has been a decades-long advocate of nonviolent resistance, and was awarded the #Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. An author of numerous books, he has traveled to dozens of countries, and met with President Bush both during and after his presidency. White House photo by Chris Greenberg.

#HisHolinesstheDalaiLama #DalaiLama #GeorgeWBush

“Over the years, Congress has conferred the Gold Medal on many great figures in history--usually at a time when their struggles were over and won. Today Congress has chosen to do something different. It has conferred this honor on a figure whose work continues--and whose outcome remains uncertain. In so doing, America raises its voice in the call for religious liberty and basic human rights. These values forged our Republic. They sustained us through many trials. And they draw us by conviction and conscience to the people of #Tibet and the man we honor today...One of the tragic anomalies of the past century is that in an era that has seen an unprecedented number of nations embrace individual freedom has also witnessed the stubborn endurance of religious repression. Americans cannot look to the plight of the religiously oppressed and close our eyes or turn away. And that is why I will continue to urge the leaders of China to welcome the Dalai Lama to China. They will find this good man to be a man of peace and reconciliation.”
--President George W. Bush, October 17, 2007

President George W. Bush attends a ceremony at the rotunda of the United States Capitol to award the Congressional Gold Medal to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, was born July 6, 1935, in northeastern Tibet. His monastic education began when he was 6 years old, and was awarded the highest degree in #Buddhism when he was 23. He was exiled after the crushing of Tibetan nationalism by China during the 1950s and has lived in India since that time. He has been a decades-long advocate of nonviolent resistance, and was awarded the #Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. An author of numerous books, he has traveled to dozens of countries, and met with President Bush both during and after his presidency. White House photo by Chris Greenberg.

#HisHolinesstheDalaiLama #DalaiLama #GeorgeWBush

“On behalf of the American people, I'd like to congratulate the people of #Iraq for the successful completion of a vote ...
10/16/2021

“On behalf of the American people, I'd like to congratulate the people of #Iraq for the successful completion of a vote on their draft constitution. By all indications, the turnout was greater than the turnout from the last January election, which is good news. By all indications, the Sunnis participated in greater numbers in this election than last time. And that's good news. After all, the purpose of a #democracy is to make sure everybody is -- participates in the process.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush delivers a statement on #Iraqi elections after returning to the White House from Camp David, October 16, 2005. White House photo by Krisanne Johnson.

#GeorgeWBush #CampDavid #WashingtonMonument #MarineOne

“On behalf of the American people, I'd like to congratulate the people of #Iraq for the successful completion of a vote on their draft constitution. By all indications, the turnout was greater than the turnout from the last January election, which is good news. By all indications, the Sunnis participated in greater numbers in this election than last time. And that's good news. After all, the purpose of a #democracy is to make sure everybody is -- participates in the process.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush delivers a statement on #Iraqi elections after returning to the White House from Camp David, October 16, 2005. White House photo by Krisanne Johnson.

#GeorgeWBush #CampDavid #WashingtonMonument #MarineOne

President George W. Bush, September 28, 2006:“You know, the price of gasoline has been dropping, and that's good news fo...
09/28/2021

President George W. Bush, September 28, 2006:
“You know, the price of gasoline has been dropping, and that's good news for the American consumer, it's good news for the small business owners, it's good news for the farmers. But it's very important for us to remember that we still have an issue when it comes to dependence on foreign oil. And one way to become less dependent on foreign oil is for us to develop new ways to power our automobiles right here in America.”

President George W. Bush stresses the importance of developing and using alternative fuels while speaking on energy issues September 28, 2006, during a visit to the Hoover Public Safety Center in Hoover, #Alabama. The city had just opened an alternative fueling station to provide #E85 (ethanol) and #biodiesel fuels for public agency vehicles. White House photo by Paul Morse.

#GeorgeWBush

President George W. Bush, September 28, 2006:
“You know, the price of gasoline has been dropping, and that's good news for the American consumer, it's good news for the small business owners, it's good news for the farmers. But it's very important for us to remember that we still have an issue when it comes to dependence on foreign oil. And one way to become less dependent on foreign oil is for us to develop new ways to power our automobiles right here in America.”

President George W. Bush stresses the importance of developing and using alternative fuels while speaking on energy issues September 28, 2006, during a visit to the Hoover Public Safety Center in Hoover, #Alabama. The city had just opened an alternative fueling station to provide #E85 (ethanol) and #biodiesel fuels for public agency vehicles. White House photo by Paul Morse.

#GeorgeWBush

The George W. Bush Library has opened thousands of previously unseen photos through Freedom of Information Act requests ...
09/14/2021

The George W. Bush Library has opened thousands of previously unseen photos through Freedom of Information Act requests from the public. See all of the released photos from September 14, 2001, taken by White House photographers that day:

http://ow.ly/C4rR50G8SgI

#NeverForget

The George W. Bush Library has opened thousands of previously unseen photos through Freedom of Information Act requests ...
09/13/2021

The George W. Bush Library has opened thousands of previously unseen photos through Freedom of Information Act requests from the public. See all of the released photos from September 13, 2001, taken by White House photographers that day:

http://ow.ly/D4RX50G8RXp

#NeverForget

The George W. Bush Library has opened thousands of previously unseen photos through Freedom of Information Act requests ...
09/12/2021

The George W. Bush Library has opened thousands of previously unseen photos through Freedom of Information Act requests from the public. See all of the released photos from September 12, taken by White House photographers that day:
http://ow.ly/Cs1l50G7Xfp

#NeverForget #911 #GeorgeWBush

The George W. Bush Library has opened thousands of previously unseen photos through Freedom of Information Act requests from the public. See all of the released photos from September 12, taken by White House photographers that day:
http://ow.ly/Cs1l50G7Xfp

#NeverForget #911 #GeorgeWBush

The George W. Bush Library has opened thousands of previously unseen photos through Freedom of Information Act requests ...
09/11/2021

The George W. Bush Library has opened thousands of previously unseen photos through Freedom of Information Act requests from the public. Visit the National Archives catalog here to see all of the released photos from September 11, taken by White House photographers that day.

http://ow.ly/XkVL50G7WM2

As we remember September 11, 2001, here are 9/11-related resources from the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Muse...
09/10/2021

As we remember September 11, 2001, here are 9/11-related resources from the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. We will be releasing open 9/11 photographs through the weekend.
http://ow.ly/HYwf50G7iMu

#NeverForget #911

As we remember September 11, 2001, here are 9/11-related resources from the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. We will be releasing open 9/11 photographs through the weekend.
http://ow.ly/HYwf50G7iMu

#NeverForget #911

“...We are honored to be here on Labor Day to celebrate the American worker.  And it's a good place to be, right here in...
09/06/2021

“...We are honored to be here on Labor Day to celebrate the American worker. And it's a good place to be, right here in Michigan, where people work hard with the Teamsters, who made an historical record of setting the example of how to work hard."
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush greets the families of Michigan Teamster Union members during a Labor Day Barbecue at Teamsters Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, September 3, 2001. White House photo by Eric Draper.

“...We are honored to be here on Labor Day to celebrate the American worker. And it's a good place to be, right here in Michigan, where people work hard with the Teamsters, who made an historical record of setting the example of how to work hard."
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush greets the families of Michigan Teamster Union members during a Labor Day Barbecue at Teamsters Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, September 3, 2001. White House photo by Eric Draper.

“With the agreements I sign today, America's economic relationships with #Chile and #Singapore will be based on free tra...
09/03/2021

“With the agreements I sign today, America's economic relationships with #Chile and #Singapore will be based on free trade. And we will be bound even closer to two of our good friends. The benefits will flow to all our countries. And by these agreements we are moving toward a great goal: a world that trades in #freedom, in the Western Hemisphere, in Asia and beyond. I want to thank all those who worked so hard to complete these agreements. I commend the members of the Congress for moving quickly to approve the implementing legislation.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush signs the Chile and Singapore Free Trade Agreement Implementation Acts in the East Room September 3, 2003.

#GeorgeWBush

“With the agreements I sign today, America's economic relationships with #Chile and #Singapore will be based on free trade. And we will be bound even closer to two of our good friends. The benefits will flow to all our countries. And by these agreements we are moving toward a great goal: a world that trades in #freedom, in the Western Hemisphere, in Asia and beyond. I want to thank all those who worked so hard to complete these agreements. I commend the members of the Congress for moving quickly to approve the implementing legislation.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush signs the Chile and Singapore Free Trade Agreement Implementation Acts in the East Room September 3, 2003.

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