The First African American President Barack Obama Take the Oath on 20 Jan 2009. He is the 44th us president. Obama take oath of office, administered by U.S. Supreme Court chief Justice John G Robert. President Barack Obama said "let us make this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled" In respect of present economic condition, Obama emphasized that his biggest challenge is to repair the tattered economy left behind by outgoing President George W. Bush.
"Our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions - that time has surely passed," Obama said. "Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin the work of remaking America." More than 1 million people participated in new president Obama oath ceremony. After Lyndon Johnson's oath now Barack Obama make the new record for largest crowd for oath, it is estimated that more than 2 million people are attend Barack Obama oath. After four hours of pomp and ceremony at the Capitol, Obama and his wife, Michelle, rode in a tall, heavily armored Cadillac limousine along the 1.5 mile parade route to the White House.To the dismay of liberals, Obama invited conservative evangelical pastor Rick Warren - an opponent of gay rights - to give the inaugural invocation. In an appeal for bipartisanship, Obama honored defeated Republican presidential rival John McCain at a dinner Monday night.
Check out this great clip from the ceremony
Look at the pictures of the ceremony, they are going down in history.
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