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Joe Biden's Inauguration as the 46th President & Kamala Harris sworn as the first woman Vice President of the United States

 

Joe Biden became 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, the 20th at the Inaugural ceremony held on the west front of the United States Capitol, Washington DC. 

Minutes before then, was Kamala Harris sworn in as Vice President. Creating a record-breaking moment in the history of the US, being the first female, first South-Asian and first black to hold that role.

Present at the event were ex-executive members of the White House, President George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barrack Obama and their Spouses respectively.

Biden delivers his inaugural address after taking the oath of office. "Politics doesn't have to be a raging fire destroying everything in its path," Biden said as he called on Americans to come together. "We have to be different than this. America has to be better than this." He emphasized on Unity and curbing the fast spreading virus- Covid-19. He said,  "...this is democracy's day, a day of history and hope. We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue."

He specifically, pledged to be a president for all Americans — even those who did not support his campaign.

"Today, on this January day, my whole soul is in this: bringing America together, uniting our people, uniting our nation," he mentioned in his inaugural address.

Amanda Gorman, the nation's first-ever youth poet laureate, delivered a message of resilience that got people captivated at the inauguration. "We will not march back to what was, but move to what shall be: a country that is bruised but whole, benevolent but bold, fierce and free," she said. "We will not be turned around or interrupted by intimidation because we know our inaction and inertia will become the future."

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More well known figures such as Katy Perry,  Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Hanks, The drumline from the University of Delaware, etc performed at the event.

The inauguration had a scaled-down proportion of attendees, unlike any we've ever seen.

 Due to the the coronavirus pandemic, the celebrations were cut back. Biden's inaugural committee tried keeping crowds to a minimum by urging Americans not to travel to Washington, DC. The National Mall was also closed to the general public in order to mitigate the potential of violence near the Capitol, relating to the January 6 storming of the US Capitol.

While it was the first time in 150 years that the outgoing president has boycotted his successor's inauguration. As Donald Trump was in Mar-a-Lago in Florida during the course of the inauguration.He departed Washington early in the morning, giving a speech at Joint Base Andrews before flying to Florida.Trump gives a farewell speech Wednesday before boarding Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews.

"I will always fight for you," he(Mr. Trump) said in front of a crowd of family and friends. "I will be watching. I will be listening, and I will tell you that the future of this country has never been better. I wish the new administration great luck and great success. I think they'll have great success. They have the foundation to do something really spectacular."

After his inauguration, Biden signs executive orders in the Oval Office. Biden spoke to reporters as he began signing a stack of orders and memoranda which include revoking a permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline,  reversing a travel ban from several largely Muslim and African Countries and rejoining the Paris Climate record. "There's no time to start like today," he said, "I'm going to start by keeping the promises I made to the American people."

Different world leaders congratulated President Biden on his Inauguration. Sending regards through various platforms, especially the Social Media. 



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