Timeline: President Obama's presidency

A look back through President Barack Obama's presidency as the 44th President of the United States of America.

Obama is sworn in

Credit: AP, 2009

Jan. 20, 2009

Obama is sworn in

Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African-American to assume the office and ushering in a year of policy changes on the economic, international, domestic and political fronts. President Obama and his family also dominated pop culture during his campaign and presidency, affecting everything from fashion to race relations to gardening. 

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