President Joe Biden has officially been inaugurated and, along with his wife and new first lady, Dr. Jill Biden, he will be relocating to the White House...
But they aren't moving in alone.
Of course, the Biden dogs have joined them in their move, and they have made history in the process.
Here's the full story...
Now, the suspense surrounding today has been building for months.
Since President Biden's election victory on November 7th, our country has experienced political tensions like never before.
Most people argue that the Biden-Harris win was a fair one...
After 4 long days of vote counting - and plenty of recounting - the Democrat was projected as the forty-sixth President of the United States.
However, people on the other side of the political spectrum didn't take the win so readily.
Trump instantly attacked Biden's win with several unproven accusations of electoral fraud - and, of course, his loyal supporters added fuel to the flames with gusto.
But his efforts were to little avail...
Because, today, Joe Biden was officially sworn is as the forty-sixth President of the United States.
Of course, Trump didn't attend the inauguration.
He confirmed his absence in a tweet earlier this month before being banned from Twitter.
Instead, Trump left Washington D.C on Air Force One this morning...
And headed for the Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida.
But regardless of Trump's controversial absence, the inauguration went ahead smoothly...
And the entire world watched on as President Biden and his vice president, Kamala Harris, made their way through the sacred ceremony.
Biden's swearing-in was an emotional moment for many Americans...
And it signalled a whole new era for our country.
And of course...
Lady Gaga arrives to sing the National Anthem at Joe Biden's inauguration. https://t.co/qjeUynJUdz #InaugurationDay https://t.co/S9AwxiGzwr— ABC News (@ABC News)1611160708.0
How can we not mention Lady Gaga's performance of the national anthem?!
Biden's first speech as president struck a chord with viewers, too.
The new president gave a lengthy and emotional speech, where he addressed the deeply divided nation on what the next 4 years will hold under his ruling.
Biden promised to "write an American story of hope"...
As well as weighing in on the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the issue of racial inequality across the country.
"Millions of jobs have been lost. Hundreds of thousands of businesses closed. A cry for racial justice, some 400 years in the making, moves us. The dream of justice for all will be deferred no longer. A cry for survival comes from the planet itself, a cry that can't be any more desperate or any more clear now."
He also became the first POTUS to ever challenge white supremacy in his inauguration speech.
He said this:
"The rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism, that we must confront and we will defeat. To overcome these challenges, to restore the soul and secure the future of America, requires so much more than words. It requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy - unity."
All in all, it has been a very successful day for the forty-sixth president...
As it has been for his dogs, too.
Now, you may or may not be aware, but the Bidens have 2 dogs, Champ and Major.
After four years of no dog in the White House, Champ and Major Biden will be moving in. AND Major will be the first… https://t.co/uOj4HaHBQy— Charlie Haynes (@Charlie Haynes)1604793392.0
Both German Shepherds, Champ joined the family in 2008, and Major was adopted in 2018.
The animals are a major part of the Biden family...
Build Bark Better. Happy #NationalDogDay. https://t.co/64HXEBscwO— Dr. Jill Biden (@Dr. Jill Biden)1598483408.0
So, of course, they will be moving into the White House with their owners.
But Major, in particular, has made history with the move.
Ready for #Indoguration https://t.co/ireGlW7VDr— Naomi Biden (@Naomi Biden)1610917153.0
While previous presidents have owned pet dogs in the White House, they have never owned a rescue dog.
The Bidens fostered Major when their daughter showed them a litter of puppies needing to be temporarily homed...
This is Major and Champ. They are the dogs of @JoeBiden and @DrBiden. Champ has already been to the White House, bu… https://t.co/5fghcivoMY— WeRateDogs® (@WeRateDogs®)1604771983.0
But, naturally, the pair became set on Major and adopted him from the Delaware Humane Association (DHA).
Major has actually had his own inauguration ceremony...
This is MY America - one that holds a virtual #indoguration to celebrate the White House's first shelter dog. Thank… https://t.co/JiIUEL5BNA— Susan Klobuchar (@Susan Klobuchar)1610917536.0
Or "indoguration", if you will.
The virtual event was hosted by NBC Today Show's Jill Martin and gave other participants the chance to nominate their animals for a position in Major's cabinet.
Congratulations, Major and Champ!
I'm sure they'll both make the best White House dogs.