British media: seven questions about the inauguration ceremony of the US President

Biden will officially become the 46th president of the United States after his inauguration on January 20, according to a report published on the BBC website on January 17 entitled “U.S. presidential inauguration 2021: seven questions you need to know.”. On this day, Biden will live in the White House and become the new owner of the White House. The presidential inauguration is an important day in the American political calendar. The BBC has sorted out a few questions you need to know. The excerpts are as follows

What is the inauguration?

The inauguration ceremony is a formal ceremony at the beginning of the term of office of the president-elect.

At the ceremony, every president will take the oath according to the constitution. After the swearing in, Biden will officially become the 46th president of the United States, and the inauguration ceremony will end. But that’s not all. Then there are all kinds of routine activities.

The new president will deliver a speech, announce his program of governing the country and his priorities. Biden is no exception.

Harris will be sworn in as vice president, usually before the president is sworn in.

When and where will the inauguration be held?

The ceremony is traditionally held in front of the Capitol.

The ceremony usually starts at 11:30 EST, which is 4:30 PM GMT.

Will trump be at the inauguration?

It is a common practice for the outgoing president to come to the scene and witness the swearing in of his successor, but sometimes it can lead to embarrassment.

Biden was pleased that trump had made it clear that he would not attend Biden’s inauguration and said the two had a rare consensus on the matter.

How to ensure the safety of the inauguration ceremony?

The security work of the U.S. presidential inauguration ceremony usually has detailed arrangements, and this year is particularly cautious, especially after trump supporters forced into the Capitol building on January 6, causing five deaths.

More than 20000 members of the National Guard will be deployed at this year’s presidential inauguration. Four years ago, trump took office with about 8000 players.

How does the new covid-19 epidemic affect this year’s inauguration?

Affected by the epidemic, this year’s ceremony will be different from the past.

Under normal circumstances, thousands of Americans would flock to Washington to witness historical moments.

But Biden’s team said the scale of this year’s celebrations would be “extremely limited” and called on Americans to stay at home as much as possible.

The inaugural ceremony organizing committee also said that after Biden was sworn in, he would not hold a traditional celebration parade. Instead, he would hold a “virtual” parade to show the activities all over the United States on TV.

Bidens will still go to the White House from the Capitol as usual, but there won’t be a “sea of people” on both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue.

In the past, 200000 “tickets” were given to the ceremony, but this year there are only about 1000.

Which stars will cheer the inauguration?

Biden’s team has yet to announce who will be & lt; platform & gt; for him at the inauguration;. According to convention, it should also be a famous star.

Why was the inauguration held in January?

The presidential inauguration is not always held in January. The U.S. Constitution initially stipulated that the new president was sworn in on March 4.

At that time, it was more reasonable to choose the day four months after the election as the inauguration day, because it took quite a long time for the election results from all parts of the United States to gather in the capital. This also creates the so-called “lame duck president” dilemma, that is, the outgoing president continues to be in power for a long time.

With the rapid development of modernization, the counting of votes becomes easier and easier, and the original time frame has a basis for reform. The 20th amendment to the U.S. Constitution approved in 1933 stipulates that the inauguration of the new president should be held in January instead.


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