January 20, 2009
By F. Matthews
Formal induction into office.
The presidential inauguration of Barack
Obama will be on January 20, 2009
Oath of Office
Promise to uphold the requirements of the office
“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the
office of President of the United States, and will to the
best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the
Constitution of the United States.”
The oath of office is mandatory for a President upon
the beginning a term of office.
The wording is prescribed by
A celebration for the inauguration of the new
president with a large party or dance
The Obamas will be attending several inaugural balls in
Washington, DC the night of the inauguration.
the presiding judge of the U.S. Supreme Court.
John G. Roberts, Jr., the Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court of the United States, will administer the oath of
office to Barack Obama.
an official ceremony where a person takes an oath of
office, allegiance, etc.
When swearing an oath, the new president promised
that he would do his best in his job.
a system of laws and principles of a government in a
The Constitution of the
United States is the law of the land.
the commander of the nation's military forces.
The President of the United States is in charge of all
branches of the military and decides when the United
States needs to fight in a war.