In becoming the 17th U.S. president to deliver a second inaugural address, Obama invoked the country’s history of facing hardship.
President Obama’s inauguration speech
President Obama’s second inauguration
President Barack Obama begins his second term in office with a small private swearing-in on the traditional date, January 20, and, because that is a Sunday, the large-scale public event on Monday, January 21.
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