A Look Back at Barack Obama's Second Inauguration
On January 21, 2013, President Barack Obama was inaugurated for a second term. In November 2012, he won his second term, beating former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney with 51.1 percent of the popular vote and 332 electoral votes. Obama became the third consecutive president elected to a second term. The last time a third consecutive president won a second term was 1820.
The 2009 inauguration was a historic moment, as it was the first time an African American became President of the United States. In 2013, things were a little different. First off, Obama took the oath of office officially the day before in a private ceremony. Also, Obama already saw the Affordable Care Act passed, but Republicans remained in control of the House. It would be difficult for him to see many of his plans enacted, especially after Democrats also lost control of the Senate. But for that one day in January 2013, all that was set aside for the inauguration.
for some of the most memorable moments from the inauguration. The above photo shows Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama during the inaugural ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. (Getty)