As Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris has made history. She will be the first woman, the first black person and the first Asian-American to serve in the office.
There have jubilant scenes in cities across the United States as supporters celebrate the victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Some Trump supporters have also been on the streets, urging him to continue his legal battle to overturn the result.
Tina Daheley presents BBC news reporting by Nomia Iqbal on Kamala Harris – from Clive Myrie in Pennsylvania, the battleground state that carried the Democrats over the winning line – and from North America editor Jon Sopel in Washington.
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