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    President Kennedy 1961 Inauguration

    Highlights were shown of the 1961 inauguration of President John F. Kennedy courtesy of the Senate Recording Studio. The event took place on the steps of the U.S. Capitol before a…

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    President George W. Bush 2005 Inaugural Ceremony

    President George W. Bush was sworn in to a second term of office at the West Front of the Capitol. After an invocation, House Speaker Dennis Hastert administered the oath to Vice…

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    President Nixon 1969 Inauguration

    C-SPAN showed a highlight of the first inauguration of Richard Nixon courtesy of the Senate Recording Studio.

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    President Carter 1977 Inauguration

    Highlights of the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter in 1977 were shown courtesy of the Senate Recording Studio. This was the last inaugural ceremony to take place on the East…

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    President Truman Inauguration

    Newsreel footage of President Harry Truman’s inaugural ceremony on January 20, 1949 was shown courtesy of the Truman Presidential Library. The Universal Newsreel features…

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    President Johnson 1965 Inauguration

    President Johnson addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the presidential inauguration ceremony. 
    The president was sworn-in by Chief Justice Earl Warren. The…

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    House Democratic Women

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic women took a picture on the House steps on the east front of the Capitol. The 113th Congress marked the most women serving…

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    Presidential Review of Honor Guard

    President and Mrs. Obama, with Vice-President and Dr. Biden, reviewed troops on the plaza at the East Front of the U.S. Capitol.

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    Senator Mark Kirk Returns to Senate

    Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) returned to the Senate for the first time since suffering a stroke early in 2011 that left the left side of his body mostly paralyzed. Vice President Biden…

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    Inaugural Parade

    Military units, floats, bands and representatives of civic organizations marched past the official reviewing stand in Lafayette Park for the second inaugural parade in honor of President…

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    Presidential Inaugural Address

    President Bush delivered his second inaugural speech from the West Front of the Capitol. In his remarks he talked about America’s role in the world, promoting freedom and…

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    Presidential Inauguration Review of Troops Rehearsal

    Members of the military stood in for the principals during a rehearsal at the East Front of the Capitol of the review of troops for the 57th presidential inauguration.

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    Inaugural Balls

    Portions of several Inaugural Balls, including the Freedom Ball at Union Station, the Texas/Wyoming Ball at the Convention Center, and the Commander-in-Chief Ball at the National Building…

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    Presidential Review of Honor Guard

    Prior to leaving in an official motorcade from the Capitol to the White House, President Bush and Vice President Cheney reviewed troops assembled as the military honor guard for the…

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    Presidential Review of Troops

    The president and his family and the vice president and his family descended the steps of the U.S. Capitol to review two military units. Then they entered a limousine for the drive…

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    Inaugural Day Events

    Following the official inaugural ceremony, inaugural day activities were shown, studio guests explained the history and purpose of inaugural events, and telephone lines were open for viewer…

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    Congressional Inaugural Luncheon

    Following the official inaugural ceremony, Congressional leaders hosted the president and vice president at a traditional luncheon in Statuary Hall.

    This program is a smaller portion of…

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    Kennedy Inaugural Newsreel

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    113th Congress Freshman Class Photo

    Newly-elected members of the 113th Congress gathered on the House steps on the east front of the Capitol for a photo opportunity on the opening day of Congress.

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    Fifth Anniversary of September 11

    Members of Congress commemorated the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. They spoke about the impact of the attacks on policy and American life, concluding by…

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