Obama Steps Into History
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2009 12:16 PM CST
President Barack Obama, right, and first lady Michelle Obama dance together at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ballin Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – "All are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness," declared the 44th president of the United States in his first inaugural address. Invoking the memories of slaves, soldiers and the generations of Americans who toiled before him, the nation's first black president delivered the most anticipated speech in history in front of 2 million cheering Americans.

For a complete schedule of inauguration events and news, click on the link to the Washington Post.