February 26-28, 2003 - Travels to the United States to meet with President George W. Bush and answers questions about progress in Afghanistan during a meeting with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
November 3, 2004 - Is officially elected president of Afghanistan.
December 7, 2004 - Is inaugurated president of Afghanistan.
September 18, 2005 - First open parliamentary elections in 30 years.
April 27, 2008 - Narrowly escapes an assassination attempt at a military parade in Kabul.
March 29, 2009 - After the date of the presidential election is moved to August 2009, the Afghan Supreme Court rules that Karzai will remain in office for three months after his official term ends in May.
August 20, 2009 - Afghanistan holds its second presidential election. Karzai wins by a landslide despite widespread allegations of low voter turnout, intimidation, and fraud.
October 31, 2009 - A run-off election is canceled when Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah drops out, leaving Karzai as the only candidate and winner by default.
November 19, 2009 - Karzai is sworn in for a second term as president of Afghanistan.
May 12, 2010 - Meets with US President Barack Obama at the White House.
July 20, 2010 - Announces he would like to see Afghan security forces take the lead on military operations in Afghanistan by 2014.
January 26, 2011 - Inaugurates the National Assembly, ending a political standoff between Karzai and the parliament. The inauguration comes four months after a nationwide election that critics said was marked by extensive fraud.