U.S President Barack Obama waves after giving his inaugural address during his inauguration as the 44th President of the United States of America on the West Front of the Capitol January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected to the office of President in the history of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) more pictures >> Amid the celebratory cheers of a boistorous audience, Barack Obama delivered a sobering speech tinged with dark...Read Full Story
My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath. The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst...Read Full Story
Obama Inauguration Speech Transcripts from the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Ceremonies and Related Events.