Read President Biden's Full Inaugural Address, Annotated

Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday

In his inaugural address to an America still reeling amid a deadly pandemic and heightened political divisions, President Joe Biden emphasized unity and collective strength as he set out to help the country overcome its many challenges. While Biden did not mention Donald Trump — who was notably absent from the ceremony in a final bucking of tradition — by name in his address, he alluded to the rifts his predecessor had helped create. Read the full annotated text of his address below.

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