History Stories
CATEGORY: Presidential Inaugurations
Remembering Lincoln’s Second Inauguration
March 4, 2015

On March 4, 1865, with the Civil War drawing to a close, Abraham Lincoln was sworn in to a second term as U.S. president; John Wilkes Booth was in attendance. Read More

Remembering the First Presidential Inauguration
April 30, 2014

On the anniversary of his inauguration, look back at George Washington’s road to the presidency. Read More

8 Things You May Not Know About Presidential Inaugurations
January 21, 2013

Explore eight surprising facts about presidential inaugurations. Read More

A Tour of Lesser-Known Presidential Inaugural Sites
January 18, 2013

As Inauguration Day approaches, explore seven locations other than the U.S. Capitol where presidents have taken the oath of office. Read More