I know there are struggles ahead, and dangers to face. But this country will define our times, not be defined by them. As long as the United States of America is determined and strong, this will not be an age of terror; this will be an age of liberty, here and across the world.

President George W. Bush
Sept. 20, 2001

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In a White House ceremony on October 26, 2001, President Bush signs the Patriot Act, Anti-Terrorism Legislation that gives intelligence and law enforcement officials important new tools to fight the War Against Terrorism.
White House photo by Eric Draper

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