Who attends the inauguration?
Chief Justice John Roberts
President George W. Bush
Members of the JCCIC
(Joint Congressional Committee of Inaugural Ceremonies)
Who speaks at the Inauguration?
• Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks
The Honorable Dianne Feinstein
Dr. Rick Warren, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA
• Musical Selection - Aretha Franklin
• Oath of Office Administered to Vice President-elect
Joseph R. Biden, Jr. By Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
The Honorable John Paul Stevens
• Musical Selection, John Williams; Itzhak Perlman, Violin; Yo-
Yo Ma, Cello; Gabriela Montero, Piano; Anthony McGill, Clarinet
Oath of Office Administered to President-elect Barack H.
Obama; By the Chief Justice of the United States; The Honorable John G.
The President of the United States, The Honorable Barack H.
Poem - Elizabeth Alexander
Benediction - The Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery
The National Anthem
The United States Navy Band "Sea Chanters"
When is the Inauguration?
• January 20th
• Before 12:00 PM Noon EST
Where does the Inauguration take
• The Swearing-in ceremony
takes place on the West Front
of the U.S. Capitol in
What is an Inauguration?
• The swearing in of the new
President of the United States.
What events take place during
• Morning Worship Service
• Procession to the Capitol
• Vice President’s Swearing-In Ceremony
• President’s Swearing-In Ceremony
• Inaugural Address
• Departure of the Outgoing President
• Inaugural Luncheon
• Inaugural Parade
• Inaugural Ball
Why is this Inauguration important?
• Obama will be the first
African-American President in
the United States.
Why must the President-Elect take
• It is written in the Constitution
Written in the Constitution.
Why does the media televise the
So that people all over the world
can see it.
How is the President sworn in?
When the president is sworn in he
puts his left hand on the Bible
and raises his right hand. The
Chief Justice gives the oath of
office to the new president.