Biden sworn in as 46th president of the United States

Presidential inauguration held on Tuesday, January 20


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President Joseph Biden and his wife, first lady Jill Biden, are seen waving to supporter on inauguration day.

History was made January 20, 2021 with the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joseph Biden, and the first female vice president, Kamala Harris.

25,000 troops were stationed in Washington DC for the inauguration to prevent a potential repeat of the recent attack on the Capitol. In the place of a cheering crowd, approximately 200,000 American flags were placed on the green of the National Mall.

The inauguration started off with Lady Gaga singing a very spirited, optimistic version of the national anthem. As the sun shined down on the Capitol, former U.S. presidents, vice presidents, congress people, and American citizens watched Harris get sworn into the office of United States vice president.

Vice President Harris’s husband, Doug Emhoff, held the Bible for her oath of office giving him the title “second gentlemen.”

After Harris was sworn in, Jenifer Lopez sang her rendition of This Land is Your Land. During the song she added in a passage from the United States pledge of allegiance: “One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Her words were shared in Spanish.

President-elect Joe Biden was then sworn in on a family Bible held by his wife, doctor Jill Biden. Biden was sworn in by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.

Biden started his presidency with many passionate words about reuniting the country and repairing its flaws.

“We will press forward with speed and urgency, for we have much to do in this winter of peril and significant possibilities — much to repair, much to restore, much to heal, much to build, and much to gain.” Biden said in his inauguration speech.

President Biden’s annotated inauguration speech