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Presidential Inauguration 2021

About the 2021 Presidential Inaugural

The 59th Presidential Inaugural will take place at noon on 20 January 2021 on the steps on the West Front of the United States Capitol.  Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the oath of office to President-Elect Joseph R. Biden. Biden will be the 46th President of the United States.

The themes for this Inaugural are: "Our Determined Democracy: Forging a More Perfect Union" and "America United"

Biden will recite the following oath as prescribed by Article II, Section1, Clause 8 of the Constitution: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Inaugural Facts

-The only constitutional requirement for the inauguration is the administration of the oath of office

-The first inaugural was held on 30 April 1789, at Federal Hall in New York City.

-The second and third inaugurals were held at Congress Hall in Philadelphia, PA.

-President Thomas Jefferson was the first to be sworn in in Washington, DC (4 March 1801).

-From 1793-1933 Presidents were sworn in on 4 March.

-Since 1937 Presidents have been sworn in on 20 January.

-If 20 January falls on a Sunday, there is a private swearing in on that day and a public ceremony on Monday the 21st.

-Since 1981 Presidents have been sworn in on the West Front of the Capitol

-Prior to 1981 most Presidents were sworn in on the steps of the East Portico of the Capitol

 

Gallery of Books At Roanoke College on the Presidents of the United States

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Washington: A Life

E312 .C495 2010

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Washington's Crossing

E263.P4 F575 2004

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John Adams

E322 .M38 2001

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Thomas Jefferson

E332 .A67 2003

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James Madison

E342 .B77 2011

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James Madison

E342 .W55 2002

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James Monroe

E372 .H37 2005

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Martin Van Buren

E387 .W535 2005

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Zachary Taylor

E422 .E57 2008

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Millard Fillmore

E427 .F56 2011  

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Franklin Pierce

 E432 .H65 2010  

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James Buchanan

E437 .B35 2004  

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Lincoln in American Memory

E457.2 .P484 1994 

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Andrew Johnson

E667 .G67 2011  

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Grant

E672 .C47 2017  Hollins

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Rutherford B. Hayes

E682 .T74 2002  

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James A. Garfield

E687 .R88 2006  

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Chester Alan Arthur

E692 .K37 2004  

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Grover Cleveland

E697 .G73 2002 

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Benjamin Harrison

E702 .C35 2005  

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William McKinley

E711.6 .P47 2003  

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Theodore Rex

E757 .M885 2001  

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T. R.: The Last Romantic

E757 .B82 1997 

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William Howard Taft

E762 .R58 2018  

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Wilson

E767 .B47 2013  

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Warren G. Harding

E786 .D4 2004 

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Coolidge

E792 .S53 2013  

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Herbert Hoover

E802 .L48 2009  

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt

E807 .J46 2003  

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Harry S. Truman

E814 .D25 2008  

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Truman

E814 .M26 1992 

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Ike's Bluff

E835 .T44 2012  

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Lyndon B. Johnson

E847 .P48 2010  

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Richard M. Nixon

 E856 .D74 2007  

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Gerald R. Ford

E866 .B75 2007  

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Jimmy Carter

E873 .Z45 2010  

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Ronald Reagan

 E877 .W45 2016  

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George H. W. Bush

E882 .N34 2007  

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Bill Clinton

E886 .T66 2017  

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Bush

E902 .S59 2017  

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George W Bush

E902 .M344 2015  

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Barack Obama: The Story

E908 .M368 2012 

Gallery of E-Books on the Presidents of the United States available to RC community

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George Washington: A Man of Action

compiled and edited by John P. Kaminski

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Adams on Adams

by Paul M Zall

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The Autobiography of James Monroe

edited by Stuart Gerry Brown

John Quincy Adams

by Lynn H. Parsons

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A Companion to the Era of Andrew Jackson

edited by Sean Patrick Adams 

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Benjamin Harrison Centennial President

by Anne Chieko Moore and Hester Anne Hale

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Theodore Roosevelt

by Lewis L. Gould

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Calvin Coolidge: Conservative Icon

by Niall Andrew Palmer