Obama Is Sworn In as the 44th President
Washington--Barack Obama took the oath of office on Tuesday 10 am MST at the National Mall in Washington before the largest inaugural crowd ever.
Barack Obama called on Americans to confront “our collective failure to make hard choices.”
President Obama spoke for about 18 minutes, after taking the oath on the same Bible used by Abraham Lincoln at his first inaugural in 1861. The President emphasized his determination to unite Americans in confronting both the economic challenges facing him and the continuing fight against terrorism.
Obama warned the nations problems “are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America — they will be met.”