Biden becomes US President

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Joe Biden has officially become the 46th President of the US.

On January 20th 2021 he was sworn in at a simple ceremony in Washington. Following the inauguration ceremony, he made an emotional speech to the American people.

Biden said: “I will be a president for all Americans. I will fight as hard for those who did not support me as for those who did”.

At the same event Kamala Harris became the first female Vice-President and the first black and South Asian American to ever take on that job.

Ms Harris is of Indian-Jamaican heritage. She initially ran to be President, but Mr Biden won the race and chose Ms Harris as his running mate.

Ms Harris, 56, was born in Oakland, California, to two immigrant parents: an Indian-born mother and Jamaican-born father. Ms Harris says she’s always been comfortable with her identity and simply describes herself as “an American”.

Lady Gaga had the honour of performing the United States national Anthem

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