Inaugural platform at the United States Capitol
George Washington, the first president of the United States
The inaugural platform occupied by pro-Trump rioters during the storming of the United States Capitol, fourteen days before the inauguration
President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers a radio address, 1933
Troops resting on the floor of Emancipation Hall inside the Capitol
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act as Martin Luther King Jr. and others look on
Security-related site restrictions in and around the National Mall, Southwest D.C., Capitol Hill, and downtown Washington, D.C., on Inauguration Day
President Donald Trump delivers his 2018 State of the Union Address, with Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
A social media graphic from the Biden Inaugural Committee regarding the National Day of Service
President George H. W. Bush and Russian President Gorbachev sign the 1990 Chemical Weapons Accord in the White House.
The National Mall covered with flags representing inaugural attendees who were unable to attend in person
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, successfully preserved the Union during the American Civil War.
Biden, Harris, and their spouses at the Lincoln Memorial lighting ceremony
President Barack Obama with his Supreme Court appointee Justice Sotomayor, 2009
Trump greets a crowd of supporters during his farewell ceremony
President Ronald Reagan reviews honor guards during a state visit to China, 1984
Poet Amanda Gorman recites "The Hill We Climb"
President Woodrow Wilson throws out the ceremonial first ball on Opening Day, 1916
Harris takes the oath of office, administered by Justice Sotomayor
President Jimmy Carter (left) debates Republican nominee Ronald Reagan on October 28, 1980.
Biden delivers his inaugural address to a socially distant crowd
Map of the United States showing the number of electoral votes allocated following the 2010 census to each state and the District of Columbia for the 2012, 2016 and 2020 presidential elections; it also notes that Maine and Nebraska distribute electors by way of the congressional district method. 270 electoral votes are required for a majority out of 538 votes possible.
Biden, Harris, and their spouses, participate in a Pass in Review
Franklin D. Roosevelt won a record four presidential elections (1932, 1936, 1940 and 1944), leading to the adoption of a two-term limit.
Biden and Harris lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery
President William McKinley and his successor, Theodore Roosevelt
The inaugural parade procession passes the White House
President Reagan surrounded by Secret Service
The presidential motorcade carrying Biden travels to the White House
From left: George H. W. Bush, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter. Photo taken in the Oval Office on January 7, 2009; Obama formally took office thirteen days later.
Fireworks during the finale of "Celebrating America"
Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, 2013
White House, the official residence
Camp David, the official retreat
Blair House, the official guest house
The presidential limousine, dubbed "The Beast"
The presidential plane, called Air Force One when the president is on board
Marine One helicopter, when the president is aboard

The inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States took place on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, marking the start of the four-year term of Joe Biden as president and Kamala Harris as vice president.

- Inauguration of Joe Biden

Joe Biden is the 46th and current president of the United States, having assumed office on January 20, 2021.

- President of the United States

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Official portrait, 1977

Jimmy Carter

Official portrait, 1977
The Carter family store (part of Carter's Boyhood Farm) in Plains, Georgia
Carter with Rosalynn Smith and his mother at his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy on June 5, 1946
President Jimmy Carter, his wife and Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, USN (wearing tie) aboard the submarine USS Los Angeles (SSN-688) in 1977
Results of the 1970 gubernatorial election in Georgia, with blue counties supporting Carter and red ones voting for Hal Suit: the relative darkness of the shade shows greater support for a candidate.
Carter's official portrait as Governor of Georgia
Jimmy Carter's campaign button announcing his campaign with the slogan, "My name is Jimmy Carter, and I'm running for President."
Carter and President Gerald Ford debating at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia
The electoral map of the 1976 election
Image of President Carter displayed in the National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC. Portrait by Robert Templeton.
Newly elected governor of Arkansas and future president Bill Clinton meets with President Carter in 1978.
Carter signing the Airline Deregulation Act, 1978
Anwar Sadat, Jimmy Carter and Menachem Begin meet on the Aspen Lodge patio of Camp David on September 6, 1978.
First Lady Rosalynn Carter, Tanzanian leader Julius Nyerere, and Carter, 1977
Carter with Nigerian leader Olusegun Obasanjo on April 1, 1978
Deng Xiaoping with President Carter
Carter with King Hussein of Jordan and Shah of Iran in 1977
Carter and Leonid Brezhnev signing the SALT II treaty at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, June 18, 1979
Carter, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Zbigniew Brzezinski in September 1978
King Khalid of Saudi Arabia and Carter, October 1978
Countries visited by Carter during his presidency
Electoral map of the 1980 election
Carter at a rally in Granite City.
Carter (third from left) with Martti Ahtisaari, William Hague, and Lakhdar Brahimi from The Elders group in London, July 24, 2013.
Carter in 1988
The state funeral of George H. W. Bush in December 2018. Carter and his wife Rosalynn can be seen on the far right of the photograph.
Carter with Justice Harry Blackmun, known for his Roe v. Wade majority opinion authorship
Farah Pahlavi, Empress of Iran, holds Jimmy Carter IV while Rosalynn Carter, Caron Carter and Chip Carter watch, January 1978.
Carter in Plains, 2008
James Earl Carter Presidential Statue by Frederick Hart (1994)
alt=Carter, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton standing next to each other.|Carter (right), walks with, from left, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton during the dedication of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park in Little Rock, Arkansas on November 18, 2004
alt=Carter sitting in front of the U.S. flag|Carter during a Google Hangout session held during the LBJ Presidential Library Civil Rights Summit in 2014
alt=Carter, Obama, and Clinton standing together.|Carter (right) with President Barack Obama (center) and Bill Clinton (left) on August 28, 2013, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington
alt=Carter observing a model replica of the USS Jimmy Carter, named after him.|Carter (left) with a replica of the {{USS|Jimmy Carter|SSN-23|6}} with Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton (right) at a naming ceremony, April 28, 1998
alt=The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum during the daytime.|Jimmy Carter Library and Museum located in Atlanta, Georgia
Carter standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, during his 1979 visit

James Earl Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American former politician who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981.

Carter delivered a recorded audio message for the inauguration of Joe Biden on January 20, 2021, as the Carters were unable to attend the ceremony in person.

Official portrait, 2021

Joe Biden

Official portrait, 2021
Biden at Archmere Academy in the 1950s
Biden in the Syracuse 1968 yearbook
Results of the 1972 U.S. Senate election in Delaware
Biden and his second wife, Jill, met in 1975 and married in 1977
Biden with President Jimmy Carter, 1979
Biden shaking hands with President Ronald Reagan, 1984
Biden speaking at the signing of the 1994 Crime Bill with President Bill Clinton in 1994
Senator Biden accompanies President Clinton and other officials to Bosnia and Herzegovina, December 1997
Biden addresses the press after meeting with Prime Minister Ayad Allawi in Baghdad in 2004.
Biden at the White House in 1987
Biden campaigns at a house party in Creston, Iowa, July 2007
Biden speaks at the August 23, 2008, vice presidential announcement at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois
Biden being sworn in as vice president on January 20, 2009
President Obama congratulates Biden for his role in shaping the debt ceiling deal which led to the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Biden during a visit to Baghdad
Biden, Obama and the national security team gathered in the White House Situation Room to monitor the progress of the May 2011 mission to kill Osama bin Laden
Biden and Obama, July 2012
Official vice president portrait, 2013
Biden with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, March 9, 2016
Biden with Vice President-elect Mike Pence on November 10, 2016
Biden with Barack Obama and Donald Trump, at the latter's inauguration on January 20, 2017
Biden at his presidential kickoff rally in Philadelphia, May 2019
Biden takes the oath of office administered by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. at the Capitol, January 20, 2021
Biden with his Cabinet, July 2021
Biden meeting with Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office, June 7, 2021
Biden in a video conference with Vice President Harris and the U.S. National Security team, discussing the Fall of Kabul on August 15, 2021
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Biden, UK prime minister Boris Johnson and UN secretary-general António Guterres at the opening ceremony of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow on November 1, 2021
Biden with Ketanji Brown Jackson in the Oval Office
Biden with refugees from Ukraine in Warsaw, March 2022
President Barack Obama and Biden talk with Xi Jinping, February 14, 2012
President Obama presents Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction, January 12, 2017

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (born November 20, 1942) is an American politician who is the 46th and current president of the United States.

Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States on January 20, 2021.

Presidential inauguration at the western front of the U.S. Capitol facing the National Mall (site since Reagan in 1981) – Barack Obama, January 20, 2009

United States presidential inauguration

Presidential inauguration at the western front of the U.S. Capitol facing the National Mall (site since Reagan in 1981) – Barack Obama, January 20, 2009
Presidential inauguration with old overhead ceremonial porch at the eastern front of the U.S. Capitol (Lyndon B. Johnson, January 20, 1965)
Inauguration Day, January 20, 2005: President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush lead the inaugural parade from the Capitol, down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House
President Reagan being sworn in for his second term "privately" on television, January 20, 1985
Inauguration platform under construction for Woodrow Wilson's first inauguration in 1913
The Reverend Donn Moomaw delivers the invocation at the first inauguration of Ronald Reagan, 1981.
Maya Angelou delivering her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1993
Barack Obama's 2009 inaugural luncheon
The Inaugural Parade on Pennsylvania Avenue passes the presidential reviewing stand in front of the White House in March 1881.
Grandstand ticket to the Inaugural Parade for President Herbert Hoover, March 4, 1929
Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, and Jill Biden at the 2013 National Prayer Service
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection boat patrolling the waterways around Washington, D.C. prior to the inauguration of Donald Trump
A presidential medal from the inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt in 1905

The inauguration of the president of the United States is a ceremony to mark the commencement of a new four-year term of the president of the United States.

The most recent presidential inauguration was held on January 20, 2021, when Joe Biden assumed office.

The House of Representatives votes to adopt the article of impeachment

Second impeachment of Donald Trump

The House of Representatives votes to adopt the article of impeachment
Speaker Nancy Pelosi signs the article of impeachment following passage by the House.
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Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, was impeached for the second time on January 13, 2021, one week before his term expired.

Trump supporters illegally entered the Capitol and gathered on its eastern and western sides, including on the inaugural platform constructed for Biden's inauguration.