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From the Archives: The Inauguration of President Barack Obama

A look back at President Obama's inaugural address.

On this day in 2009, Barack Obama was sworn into office as the 44th President of the United States. Watch him take the oath and deliver his inaugural address below, and read the full transcript here.

At 12:01 that day, the very first post on the White House blog went up. Read it here now: Change Has Come to