The 44th president of the United States was sworn into office on Sunday embarking on another four years. As he placed his hand on the bible, his family looked on as Obama repeated the oath of office in a private ceremony.
Under the Constitution, a president’s term ends on Jan. 20 at noon. When that date falls on a Sunday, presidents have shifted the public ceremony a day and opted for a swearing-in at the White House.
Monday is Martin Luther King Day, and 800,000 people are expected to attend the ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. Several nods will take place, including honoring Obama as the first African-American President. He will place his hand on two bibles, one owned by the Martin Luther King Jr., and one owned by Abraham Lincoln at his swearing-in on March 4, 1861.
Here’s hoping for a better four years.