Inauguration of Joe Biden

59th United States presidential inauguration

The inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States happened on January 20, 2021. It was the start of the four-year term of Joe Biden as president and Kamala Harris as vice president.

Kamala Harris taking the oath of office to become the 49th Vice President of the United States

A public ceremony happened on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. The event was the 59th presidential inauguration.

Biden took the oath of office as president on that day and Harris took the oath of office as vice president.

Chief Justice John Roberts gave Biden's oath of office and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor gave Harris' oath of office.

All events did not have a lot of people because of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.[1] People had to wear masks and temperature checks along with social distancing during the ceremony.[2]


  1. Swanson, Ian (August 25, 2020). "Inaugural Ceremonies chairman predicts 'socially distanced' inauguration in January". The Hill.
  2. "Work already underway for presidential inauguration". AP. October 24, 2020.