Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the US, in 2009.
U.S President Barack Obama gives his inaugural address during his inauguration as the 44th President of the United States of America on the West Front of the Capitol January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC.
U.S. President George W. Bush waves as he arrives with first lady Laura Bush at the Liberty Ball inside the Washington Convention Center as part of the inaugural festivities January 20, 2005 in Washington, DC.
George W. Bush takes oath of office as 43rd US President in 2005.
Bill Clinton, as US President, and wife Hillary Rodham Clinton dance at Inaugural Ball, 1997.
Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton walk along Presidential Inaugural Parade route, 1993.
Helicopter takes off from US Capitol, carrying former President & Mrs. Bush and former Vice President & Mrs. Quayle, in 1993.
George Bush Sr. takes the oath of office in 1989. Courtesy of inaugeral.senate.gov.
Ronald Reagan, as US President, takes oath of office from Warren Burger in 1985.
US President Jimmy Carter takes oath of office from US Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger in 1977.
Richard M. Nixon being sworn into the Presidency for the second time in 1973.
Richard M. Nixon, first inauguration, with wife Pat after taking oath of office to become the 37th US President in 1969.
Secret service agents run alongside motorcade carrying President-elect Lyndon B. Johnson on inauguration day, Washington, DC in 1965.
John F. Kennedy, as US President, gives inaugural speech, Washington, DC in 1961.
Military equipment vehicle passes reviewing stand during President John F. Kennedy Inaugural Parade, Washington DC in 1961.
Dwight Eisenhower delivers second inaugural address as Richard Nixon listens in 1957.
US President Harry Truman and his successor, president-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower, leave the White House in an open car for inauguration ceremonies in 1953.
People stand in rain for inauguration of Herbert C. Hoover as he is sworn in as the 31st president, US Capitol, Washington, DC in 1929.
Calvin Coolidge takes oath of office administered by Chief Justice William H. Taft in 1925.
Warren G. Harding, takes oath of office administered by Chief Justice Edward D. White in 1921.
President Woodrow Wilson delivers inaugural address on the East Portico of the Capitol building in 1917.
Inaugural procession for President William Howard Taft, Washington in 1909.
President Grover Cleveland reads his inaugural address as the 24th president of the United States in 1893.
Drawing depicts inauguration of Benjamin Harrison as he takes the oath of office as the 23rd president of the United States in 1889.
Inauguration of James A. Garfield as nation's 20th president in 1881.
Public inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes in 1877.
Artist rendition shows second inauguration for Ulysses S. Grant, as he takes the oath of office in 1869.
Front cover of bible used by Abraham Lincoln to take oath of office as sixteenth president of the US. Courtesy of Michaela McNichol, Library of Congress
Artist rendition shows people celebrating after President Andrew Jackson's inaugural ceremony in 1829.
Bible used by George Washington to take oath of office as first president of the US.
George Washington, as US president, delivers his inaugural address in the Senate Chamber of Old Federal Hall, New York in 1789.