On Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, President-elect Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. An estimated 1.8 million people gathered in Washington, D.C., to witness the event, with millions more tuning in on televisions worldwide. Check out the resources below to learn more about the events of the day and what's on the president's agenda for the months and years ahead.
Read or watch President Obama's inaugural address, and visit this archive to read the complete texts of each U.S. President's inaugural address, from George Washington to George W. Bush, courtesy of Yale Law School.
As part of his plan to renew America, President Obama and his team have launched a national service project web site intended to encourage Americans to spend more of their time giving back to their communities and improving the lives of fellow citizens. Sign up to receive e-mail updates about projects in your area or try your own search.