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Beyond the Oath: Presidential Inaugurations Past to Present in Library of Congress Primary Sources

Posted by: Cheryl Lederle

Inaugurations have evolved from this simple oath to include a series of events that both commemorate a transition of power and engage the public. A presidential inauguration also provides teachers and students a powerful lens through which to examine the principles at the foundation of American government—the rule of law, checks and balances, republicanism.