The inauguration of the 45th president of the United States of America is a mere day or so away and the excitement and despair is building around the world. President Elect Trump is arguably the most controversial present in American history to take office. His win has deeply divided America and his biggest first step is to unite the country.
It has been 10 weeks since Donald Trump won the election from outgoing President Obama, one of the most popular presidents in history.
There is a time period between the election win and the inauguration because it allows for the outgoing President to finalise any outstanding business and to help prepare the incoming President for their new role. This time also allows the incoming President to work on major policy decisions and appoint his cabinet.
The time also allows for Electoral College process to occur where the electors for each of the states to nominate who they support as President based on the voting of the public. In this process the candidate that has the most electors will win the state’s electoral votes. The candidate that win’s 270 electoral votes will become the President.
This inauguration is expected to be one of the most watched in history with millions expected to be watching from around the world. The Ceremony is one that dates back to George Washington and is a celebrated affair showcasing the new President.
The Ceremony will take place at 5pm GMT on Friday the 20th of January 2017 and is held at the White House. After the White House ceremony, there will be a number of Inaugural Balls held around Washington DC.
The official swearing-in of the President will occur on the front steps of the Capitol.