Inauguration Day: George Washington’s 1789 Oath of Office

Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, uses George Washington’s 1789 copy of “Acts Passed at the First Congress of the United States of America,” which includes the U.S. Constitution, to tell a short story on how the presidential oath of office has been unchanged since the founding of the nation. It’s the same oath that Joe Biden will swear to today, 232 years later.

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One Comment

  1. Jane Ezell
    January 21, 2021 at 10:19 am

    THANK YOU so much for making this and your other postings so visible and accessible. KUDOS!

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