Obama’s inauguration The 44th President: Jan. 20, 2009

Inauguration Day

Obama takes office

Stepping into history as America’s first black president, Barack Hussein Obama said in his inaugural address Tuesday that the nation must choose “hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord” to overcome the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

Text of Barack Obama’s inaugural address

Text of President Barack Obama’s inaugural address on Tuesday, as prepared for delivery and released by the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Inauguration Day 2009

The sights and sounds of a nation as a new president is sworn in.

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Obama takes presidential oath

President Barack Obama takes the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday.

Joe Biden becomes vice president

Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 47th vice president of the United States.

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