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  • Donald Trump Sworn In as 45th President of the United States
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    President Trump 2017 Inaugural Ceremony

    President Trump addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the presidential inauguration ceremony. This program is included in the 2017 Presidential Inauguration Compilation,…

    3,944 views
  • President Reagan 1981 Inauguration
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    President Reagan 1981 Inauguration

    Highlights of the 1981 inauguration of Ronald Reagan were shown courtesy of NBC. This was the first inauguration held at the Capitol’s West Front.

    2,781 views
  • President Kennedy 1961 Inauguration
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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 large crowd. Two of President Kennedy’s…

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  • President Clinton 1993 Inaugural Ceremony
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    President Clinton 1993 Inaugural Ceremony

    President Clinton addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the presidential inauguration ceremony. In his remarks, the president called for Americans to assume greater…

    3,289 views
  • President George H W Bush 1989 Inauguration
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    President George H. W. Bush 1989 Inauguration

    George Bush was sworn in as the nation’s 41st president at 12:00 noon on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor administered the vice-presidential oath to Dan…

    3,020 views
  • President George W Bush 2001 Inaugural Ceremony
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    President George W. Bush 2001 Inaugural Ceremony

    President Bush addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the presidential inauguration ceremony. In his remarks he focused on themes of personal responsibility, reducing…

    4,286 views
  • President Reagan 1981 Inaugural Address
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    President Reagan 1981 Inaugural Address

    Footage of President Reagan’s first inauguration was shown courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

    1,890 views
  • President Roosevelt 1933 Inaugural Address
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    President Roosevelt 1933 Inaugural Address

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his first inaugural address after being sworn in by Chief Justice Charles Hughes on March 4, 1933. It was the last inaugural ceremony held in March. Brief…

    19,720 views
  • President Obama 2013 Inaugural Ceremony
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    President Obama 2013 Inaugural Ceremony

    President Obama addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the public inauguration ceremony for his second term. In his remarks he stressed national unity and called on lawmakers to…

    13,460 views
  • President Carter 1977 Inauguration
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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 Portico…

    1,615 views
  • President Nixon 1969 Inauguration
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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.

    5,068 views
  • President Johnson 1965 Inauguration
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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 ceremony also included the swearing-in…

    1,177 views
  • President Eisenhower 1953 Inaugural Address
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    President Eisenhower 1953 Inaugural Address

    C-SPAN showed highlights of President Eisenhower’s first inaugural courtesy of the Eisenhower Presidential Library.

    1,125 views
  • President Obama 2009 Inaugural Ceremony
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    President Obama 2009 Inaugural Ceremony

    President Obama addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the presidential inauguration ceremony. In his address he spoke about the themes of sacrifice and renewal, calling on Americans to…

    23,940 views
  • President Eisenhower 1957 Inauguration
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    President Eisenhower 1957 Inauguration

    Newsreel coverage of the second inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957 was shown courtesy of the Eisenhower Presidential Library. The video, produced by the Senate Recording…

    2,763 views
  • President Nixon 1973 Inauguration
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    President Nixon 1973 Inauguration

    Footage was shown of President Richard Nixon’s second inaugural ceremony in 1973. Chief Justice Warren Burger administered the oaths to both Vice President Spiro Agnew and President Nixon,…

    1,106 views
  • President Clinton 1997 Inaugural Ceremony
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    President Clinton 1997 Inaugural Ceremony

    President Clinton addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the presidential inauguration ceremony. In his remarks, he talked broadly about his goals for the nation over the…

    1,911 views
  • President George W Bush 2005 Inaugural Ceremony
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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 President Cheney and…

    3,605 views
  • President Reagan 1985 Inauguration
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    President Reagan 1985 Inauguration

    C-SPAN showed the second inauguration of Ronald Reagan in 1985, which took place in the Capitol Rotunda on January 21, 1985. A private swearing-in was held the previous day at the White…

    1,298 views