Signed Photograph: President Barack H. Obama & President George W. Bush

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BARACK OBAMA and GEORGE W. BUSH

Historic 8x11 color photo of the two Presidents chatting amicably on Inauguration Day, 2009, signed by both.

Photograph signed: "Barack Obama", "George W. Bush". Color, 8x11.

On January 20, 2009, the United States peacefully transferred power from the 43rd President, George W. Bush, to the 44th, Barack Obama. President Bush welcomed his successor at the White House, accompanied him down Pennsylvania Avenue to the US Capitol, and listened politely to the inaugural address of a Democratic President who had campaigned hard against key elements of the outgoing Republican's policies.

The presence of the outgoing President at the Inauguration began when George Washington witnessed the swearing in of John Adams. Adams himself, disheartened by his electoral defeat at the hands of Thomas Jefferson in 1800, was the only President still living who did not to attend the event. (Lincoln's inauguration was another exceptional case, with southern states seceding rather than accept his leadership, but outgoing President Buchanan was there.) Adams and Jefferson famously reconciled, and subsequent Presidents have participated even if they or their Party have just suffered a bitter defeat. Almost unknown until the birth of the United States, peaceful transfers of power are still not universal.

In many countries, ousted leaders face long imprisonment, a firing squad, or a hasty flight into exile. Bush and Obama have both governed in an era of intensely bitter partisanship. Each has been the object of fierce, frequently uncivil, criticism. But on this Inauguration Day, as in the past, Americans celebrated what unites them, and from the standpoint of history, that turns out to be quite a lot. Fine condition.

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BARACK OBAMA AND GEORGE W. BUSH Historic 8x11 color photo of the two Presidents chatting amicably on Inauguration Day, 2009, signed by both Photograph signed: "Barack Obama", "George W. Bush". Color, 8x11. On January 20, 2009, the United States peacefully transferred power from the 43rd President, George W. Bush, to the 44th, Barack Obama. President Bush welcomed his successor at the White House. George W. Bush, born in 1946, worked on his father's successful 1988 presidential campaign before assembling the group of partners that purchased the Texas Rangers baseball franchise in 1989. He served as managing general partner of the Texas Rangers until he was elected Governor of Texas on November 8, 1994. Bush, who became the first Governor in Texas history to be elected to consecutive four-year terms when he was re-elected in 1998, resigned on December 21, 2000, having been elected 43rd President of the U.S. Reelected on November 2, 2004, Bush is the only U.S. President to be reelected after succeeding a two-term President of the opposing political party. Most recently, he paired up with fellow former Commander-in-Chief Bill Clinton to conduct an in-depth interview with Time magazine and regarding their plans for the coming year and their take on the 2016 election. This issue of Time with Clinton and himself on the cover will be the 31st cover he has been on since June 21, 1999. Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1961, was elected 44th President of the United States in 2008, making him the first African American to be elected President. He came to national prominence when he delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention and was elected U. S. Senator from Illinois in 2004. Obama has been a civil rights lawyer and community organizer in Chicago, Illinois, and a state senator. In December 2009, Obama became the fourth US... - Please contact us if you have any questions or require additional information. DOCUMENT 285436

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