Joe Biden becomes US President

22 January 2021, 17:30:47

On Wednesday, Joe Biden officially became the US president. Many people from around the world watched the formal ceremony at the White House, in Washington DC.

After Joe Biden swore on the bible to become president, he made a long and emotional speech, which he brought across a message of Unity; “My whole soul is in this. Bringing America together, uniting our people, uniting our nation.”

he service was quite different due to Coronavirus, with everyone wearing masks, and they invited fewer people.

During the ceremony, a young poet, Amanda Gorman, 22, read out her poem “The Hill We Climb”, which she mentioned the new “Unity for America” by Joe Biden. Also, Lady Gaga sung the American National Anthem.

Also on that same day, Kamala Harris became the first US female vice-president and black person. Her parents are both immigrants, with her Dad from Jamaica and her Mum from India.

Joe Biden sworn presedent (Wikipedia commons imges)

Donald Trump refuses to come:

Donald Trump earlier refused to come to the inauguration ceremony, after being impeached 2 times and being blamed for the riots. Read more here: https://go.news4kids.co.uk/riots-100121

If you would like to watch the full video of the oath of Joe Biden please click here:
https://go.news4kids.co.uk/JB