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Obama says he’s taking oath of office in ‘midst of crisis’
January 20, 2009
President Barack Obama says he’s taking the helm of a nation that is “in the midst of crisis.”
Joe Biden becomes vice president
January 20, 2009
Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 47th vice president of the United States.
Obama takes office
January 20, 2009
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.
Obama tells crowd that we ‘must choose hope over fear’
Says it’s time to being rebuilding America
January 20, 2009
Stepping into history, Barack Hussein Obama grasped the reins of power as America’s first black president on Tuesday, saying the nation must choose “hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord” to overcome the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
Police begin to turn away spectators from parade route
January 20, 2009
Law enforcement officials have begun closing entrances to the inauguration parade route because it is reaching capacity.
More than a million turn out for inauguration, parade
January 20, 2009
More than 1 million people crammed onto the National Mall and along the Pennsylvania Avenue inauguration parade route Tuesday to witness the swearing-in of the nation’s first black president.
Text of Barack Obama’s inaugural address
January 20, 2009
Text of President Barack Obama’s inaugural address on Tuesday, as prepared for delivery and released by the Presidential Inaugural Committee.