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Presidential Inaugurations

This category contains questions and answers about the history of Presidential Inaugurations, the Oath of Office, and the celebrations afterward.

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Whose inauguration happened on the coldest day on record at 7 F?

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Ronald Reagan, January 21, 1985 Reagan's second inauguration, in 1985, remains the coldest on record. The temperature at noon was 7 degrees Fahrenheit. Organizers moved the ceremony indoors and canceled the parade as the wind chill fell to at least minus-10 degrees. Curiously, Reagan's first inauguration, in 1981, remains the warmest January swearing-in on record. It was 55 degrees Fahrenheit, with mostly cloudy skies.

Who was the 2nd youngest person ever to be elected US President?

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John F. Kennedy was the second youngest person ever to be elected President of the United States. He was 43 years old when he took office in 1961.

What are vice lords oath?

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The Vice Lords is a street gang with its roots in Chicago. Members are required to take an oath pledging loyalty to the gang, promising to uphold its rules, principles, and honor. The oath also typically includes a commitment to support fellow gang members and follow the gang's leadership.

Who is inaugural poet Richard Blanco's same-sex partner?

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Although at the time of the 2013 inauguration, Blanco had been with his partner for 12 years and the live together in Maine, which just recently had legalized same-sex marriage, Mr. Blanco unvaryingly refers to Mark as his "partner" and never his "husband."

Who won four Pulitzer Prizes and was the first person in US history to read a poem at a Presidential inauguration?

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Maya Angelou won four Pulitzer Prizes and was the first person to read a poem at a U.S. Presidential inauguration.

First inauguration know to have been photographed?

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The first presidential inauguration known to have been photographed is the second inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln on March 4, 1865. The photographs were taken by Alexander Gardner, a prominent Civil War-era photographer.

What points did Washington make in his inauguration speech?

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George Washington's points in his inauguration speech included renouncing any compensation for his efforts, a promise to follow the Constitution, and to carry out his presidential duties. He also promised to rely heavily on help from the Almighty.

Why didn't obama say the Lord's Prayer during the inauguration?

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As a former president, Obama respected and upheld the constitutional principle of separating church and state. The decision to recite a specific prayer during the inauguration is a personal choice, and Obama may have chosen not to recite the Lord's Prayer to avoid favoring any particular religious tradition and to be inclusive of people from different faiths or no faith.

Who is sworn in on inauguration day?

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The newly elected President of the United States is sworn in on Inauguration Day. The Vice President is also sworn in on this day.

Which event that takes place on inauguration day is not written in the constitution?

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The parade that takes place on inauguration day is not written in the constitution.

Most attended US inauguration?

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The most attended US inauguration was for Barack Obama's first inauguration on January 20, 2009. It is estimated that there were approximately 1.8 million people in attendance.

What are leadership characteristics of Mirabeau B Lamar?

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Some leadership characteristics of Mirabeau B Lamar include being a visionary, assertiveness, and determination. He is known for his vision of creating a prosperous and independent Republic of Texas, and he worked assertively towards achieving this goal. His determination and dedication to the cause of Texas independence made him a respected leader during his time.

What is the difference between an invitation to the inauguration and an invitation to the swearing-in of the President?

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An invitation to the inauguration refers to the formal ceremony where a newly elected president takes office. It typically includes various events and activities that mark the beginning of their term. On the other hand, an invitation to the swearing-in of the president specifically refers to the official moment when the president takes the oath of office and assumes their role as the head of state.

How are high school bands chosen for the inauguration parade?

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High school bands are typically chosen for the inauguration parade through an application and selection process. The Presidential Inaugural Committee reviews applications and selects bands based on factors such as musical ability, geographic diversity, and representation of different types of schools. Bands may also be recommended by governors or members of Congress.

What was the inauguration date of the election of 1930?

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The inauguration date of the election of 1930 was March 4, 1931.

Where is inauguration day celebrated?

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Usually Inauguration Day is celebrated in Washington D.C. Though, the first inauguration for George Washington was held in New York, these days we celebrate Inauguration day in Washington D.C.

In an emergency can sitting president postpone the inauguration of the president elect?

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No, the sitting president does not have the legal authority to postpone the inauguration of the president-elect. The date for the presidential inauguration is set by the Constitution, specifically the 20th Amendment, which mandates that the inauguration must take place on January 20th at noon. The president-elect will assume office at that time, regardless of any emergencies or circumstances that may arise.

How long is the inauguration ceremony?

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The inauguration ceremony typically lasts for around 1-2 hours, depending on the specific events and speeches involved.

What statements about the inauguration of George Washington as the first U.S president is NOT true?

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George Washington's inauguration as the first U.S president took place on April 30, 1789, in New York City. One statement that is not true is that Washington was inaugurated in Washington, D.C., as the capital had not been established until later.

Who was inaugurated 153 years and 4 days ago?

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Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the 16th President of the United States 153 years and 4 days ago. He took the oath of office on March 4, 1861, in Washington, D.C.

How much did a Stetson Felt Fedora cost around 1950?

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Here is a forum referring to the Stetson 100, here is an excerpt and the site:

Is the hat worth 300.00 > Maybe . This hat sold for 100.00 back in the 1950's and 1960's .That was one weeks salary for many people . I have one and it's a great hat . I don't think a Stetson 1000X from today could match a 100X from years ago.

* http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=4666

What did president Bill Clinton ask Maya angelou to do in 1993?

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President Bill Clinton asked Maya Angelou to recite a poem at his 1993 presidential inauguration. Maya Angelou's reading of her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" made history as the first inaugural poem since 1961.

1984 Abraham Lincoln coin?

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These were used in advertising gimmicks, attached to an "Astonishing Coincidences" fact card.

Without the card, they are worth 50 cents to a dollar.

With the card they are worth $2.50 to $3.00

See the related links for more info.

Why was Washington inaugurated in New York City?

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The inauguration of a US president is not entirely a matter of doctrine or law. The only constitutional stipulations are that the president swear the oath stated in the Constitution and the date upon which he should do so. Washington DC became the traditional location to swear in as president of the United States since Thomas Jefferson did so in 1743. Since then, it has been primarily a matter of the presidential individual wanting to get some rest before getting rogered by the press the next morning.

How much is an Abraham Lincoln inaugural coin worth?

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The modern replica ones are selling for about $10 on eBay. The original ones are worth about $50. You can currently see pictures of these (to determine which one you have) by copying the following address IN ITS ENTIRETY into your browser address bar, and hitting ENTER : http://search-completed.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=so&sbrftog=1&fstype=1&from=R10&catref=C6&fcl=3&satitle=lincoln+inaug*&sacat=11116%26catref%3DC6&fsop=2%26fsoo%3D2&coaction=compare&copagenum=1&coentrypage=search&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=ZIP%2FPostal&fis=2&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&so=Show+Items