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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During a speech at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota on August 15, 2002, President Bush reiterates his call on Congress to pass legislation establishing the Department of Homeland Security.
White House photo by Eric Draper

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