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(District of Columbia), January 20,
Bush takes the oath of office as the 41st President
of the United States at the U.S. Capitol.
of President Bush's Inaugural Speech.
(District of Columbia), January 31,
of President Bush's Address before a Joint Session
of the Congress on the State of the Union. George
Bush reminds the « Revolution
of '89 [...] which marks the
beginning of a new era in the world's
Bush warns against isolationism, which would be a
mistake » according to
« Read my
lips: no new taxes! », the famous
George Bush's 1988 presidential campaign
In the fall of 1990, during the Gulf crisis,
President Bush broke his pledge on taxes. In his
Memories, George Bush emphasize that
« [he] had
to decide between a compromise on taxes or
literally to shut down the
government ». But
push came to shove and our troops were moving
overseas, [the administration] needed a fully
After these necessary tax increases, President Bush
took « a
terrible flak on [his]
credibility ». This is an
explanation of his electoral defeat in 1992.
1. G. Bush
and B. Scowcroft, A World Transformed, Knopf, 1st ed. Sept.
1998, p. 380.
« God bless
the United States of America ».
Hail to the
to the Chief.