He became president in 2000 after a disputed election against former Vice-President Al Gore. The election had many doubt whether Bush was even elected properly since he lost the popular vote, and possibly even Florida (recounts were stopped by the Supreme Court). His first term was marked by many occasions such as 9/11, Afghanistan Invasion, and the Iraq Invasion which divided the country even further. Despite wide predictions, he won a second term in the long, bitter, and venomous 2004 election against Democratic candidate John F. Kerry. What exactly his second term will bring is yet unknown.