Inaugural Factfile

Media coverage, famous addresses, inaugural trivia, and life after the presidency

Special Features

Our Date to Inaugurate
Why on January 20?

Inaugural Oratory

The terse, the eloquent, the long-winded

Famous Inaugural Addresses

Lincoln, JFK, and other memorable speeches

Comprehensive Collection of Inaugural Addresses

From George Washington to Barack Obama

Inaugural Trivia

Who first rode to his inaugural in an automobile?

Oath of Office

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President..."

Presidential Oaths of Office: Dates and Locations

From Federal Hall to the U.S. Capitol, dates and locations of all presidential inaugurations

Having a Ball at the Inauguration

Behind-the-scenes at presidential parties

The Presidency: Old and New


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