The 46th Presidential Inauguration


Hannah Smrcka and Rachael Hajec

The 46th Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2021, outside the National Mall was the swearing in of President Joseph R. Biden Jr., and Vice President Kamala Harris. The beginning of this presidency will be mostly groundwork and implementation of processes in hopes to control the coronavirus. The theme of Biden’s speech was about hope and coming together despite our differences throughout the country. 

We answer the call of history.”

— President Joe Biden, Inauguration Speech, January 20, 2021

This presidency also is the mark of the first female in a presidential position. Kamala Harris, the 46th vice president of the United States, will be taking office in this term as the first female vice president of the United States and is also the first black American and person of South Asian descent to be elected vice president. Other firsts in this presidency are that: Joe Biden is the oldest president to ever take office, an all female communications team, Jill Biden will be the first first lady to get to keep her job, Doug Emhoff will be the first man in the position of ‘second gentleman.’ 

“You can’t tell me change hasn’t happened.” Joe Biden, Inauguration Speech, January 20, 2021