President Bush is urging Americans of both major parties and U.S. allies abroad to work together in the U.S.-led war on terror.
In his first news conference since winning re-election, the president said every American and every civilized country has a stake in defeating terrorists.
His comments come after an often-divisive presidential campaign that focused largely on terrorism and the Iraq war.
Mr. Bush, who met with his cabinet this morning, said he had not made any decisions yet on his new cabinet for the next four years.
The president also urged the present Congress to pass "an effective intelligence reform bill" that he can sign into law, before the newly-elected Congress convenes in January.
Mr. Bush also said he would reform the United States' tax code and strengthen social security.