January 20, 2001 - Sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States.
September 12, 2001 - Tours the Pentagon after terrorist attacks of 9-11.
September 14, 2001 - Tours Ground Zero and gives a speech to firemen, police, and other rescue workers.
January 29, 2002 - In the State of the Union address, he refers to North Korea, Iraq and Iran as "an axis of evil."
January 28, 2003 - State of the Union address.
March 17, 2003 - States that Saddam Hussein has 48 hours to leave the country to avoid war.
March 19, 2003 - Addresses the nation at 10:16pm EST; states that military operations have begun in Iraq.
May 1, 2003 - Lands on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, off the coast of San Diego, and declares major military operations in Iraq were over.
May 16, 2003 - Files papers with the Federal Election Commission as a candidate for the 2004 presidential election; officially starting his re-election bid.
September 23, 2003 - Addresses the United Nations on Iraq, Afghanistan, and weapons of mass destruction.
November 27, 2003 - Bush surprises U.S. troops in Baghdad by joining them for Thanksgiving Day. It is the first visit by a U.S. president to Iraq.
December 14, 2003 - Addresses the nation on the capture of Saddam Hussein.
January 20, 2004 - State of the Union address.
March 9, 2004 - Clinches the GOP nomination for president by collecting enough Republican delegates in the primaries to guarantee his nomination.
September 2, 2004 - Gives his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in New York City.
November 2, 2004 - Re-elected to the White House. Democratic candidate John Kerry concedes the race on November 3, 2004.
November 3, 2004 - Gives his acceptance speech after being re-elected.
January 20, 2005 - Sworn is for a second term as the 43rd president of the United States.
February 2, 2005 - State of the Union address.
April 8, 2005 - President George W. Bush along with former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush attend the funeral for Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square. The current President Bush is the first sitting president to attend a papal funeral.
January 31, 2006 - State of the Union address.
March 1, 2006 - President Bush and the first lady Laura Bush, make a surprise visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan, also meeting with President Hamid Karzai, and later in the day travel to India.
June 13, 2006 - President Bush makes a surprise visit to Iraq, meeting with new Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and with American troops stationed in Baghdad.
January 23, 2007 - State of the Union address.
June 9, 2007 - Meets with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican, their first ever meeting. Their discussions include Iraq, Muslim relations, and AIDS.