The inauguration for the first U.S. president, George Washington, was held on April 30, 1789 in New York City. Inauguration Day was originally set for March 15, giving electors from each state nearly four months after Election Day to cast their ballots for president. In 1937, the day of inauguration was changed by the Twentieth Amendment from March 4 to noon on January 20, beginning with Franklin Roosevelt's second term in 1937. In 1801, Thomas Jefferson became the first to be sworn in as president in Washington, D.C., which did not officially become the U.S. capital until that year.
If you are asking about the presidential inauguration, it begins at 12 noon, usually on January 20th. (It used to take place in early March, but was later moved to mid-January.)
The date of the U.S. Presidential Inauguration was moved to January 20 beginning in 1937 (Inauguration Day had been March 4 from Washington's time through 1933).
The 20th Amendment to the US Constitution was written by Senator George Norris in 1932. The amendment allowed the presidential inauguration date to be moved from March to January. It was ratified on January 23, 1933.
The 20th amendment.
The 20th amendment moved inauguration day from March 4 up to January 20. It made FDR's first term some 5 weeks shorter.
March 4, 1933 â€“ April 12, 1945This was before the inauguration was moved to January.
The last March Inauguration Day was in 1933 for Franklin D. Roosevelt's first term. With the passage of the 20th Amendment, Inauguration Day was moved up to January 20.
The 20th Amendment moved the inauguration day to January 20. It was originally March 4.
Essentially, what it did was it moved the inauguration date forward. It put a stop to "lame duck" sessions of Congress by advancing the dates for the President's inauguration to January 20 from March 4th.
Inauguration Day was moved from March 4 to January 20 by the 20th amendment to the US Constitution, ratified 1/23/1933.
The 20th amendment moved the inauguration day for the president up to January 20. It was March 4 prior to the ratification of this amendment.