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Taking a Closer Look at Presidential Inaugurations: Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

Posted by: Cheryl Lederle

A recent blog post on presidential inaugurations noted that while the Constitution requires only an oath of office, presidential inaugurations have evolved to include many more activities. Many of these elements, including inaugural addresses, are documented in primary sources from the Library of Congress.