Presidential Inaugural Address
Mr. Smock and Mr. Ritchie discussed President Harry Truman’s 1949 inauguration and footage of the inaugural speech was… read more
Mr. Smock and Mr. Ritchie discussed President Harry Truman’s 1949 inauguration and footage of the inaugural speech was shown. This is a Universal Newsreel featuring highlights of President Truman’s only inauguration ceremony. He became president in 1945 upon the death of Franklin Roosevelt. In 1948, he was elected, defeating Thomas Dewey in a race many thought he wouldn’t win. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Donald A. Ritchie Associate Historian U.S. Senate
- Raymond W. Smock Historian U.S. House of Representatives
- Harry S. Truman U.S. President United States
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