20Jan 2021
The Guardian

Joseph R. Biden has taken the oath of office and has become the 46th president of the United States of America.

His inaugration took place on Capitol Hill where only a fortnight ago an angry mob disrupted Congress.

To show their support for the president elect, former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama also attended the inauguration ceremony. The event was, as is tradition, very colourful.

Notably, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris became the first Black and South Asian female to take office of the vice president in American history. To commemorate this historic moment, it is Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court justice, who administered her oath of office.

To top it off, Harris has been sworn in using a Bible that belonged to Thurgood Marshall, the first Black Supreme Court justice, in the US.

Finally, President elect Joseph R. Biden took the oath to office to become the 46th president of America.

President Biden's Speech

In his speech, the new President of the United States of America has called for a fresh start.

"So today lets start a fresh, every disagreement does not have to end up in war," said the 46th president of America.

"My fellow Aemricans lets do better than this, I believe we can do better than this," he went on.

"On these very steps Dr. King matched and announced his, here we stand swearing in the first Black and South Asian female vice President," he added.

"Disagreement should not lead to disunion...I will be the president of all Americans, I will fight as hard for those who voted for me as well as those who did not," the president reassured the World.

"We must fight this pandemic as one nation...we will get through this together," he again reassured the public saying this is one of the most trying times with Covid-19 killing more Americans in one year than the entire World War II.


More on President Biden's inauguration here

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