Take a look back some of the more memorable—and often unplanned—moments in past presidential inaugurations.
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.
On the anniversary of his inauguration, look back at George Washington’s road to the presidency.
Explore eight surprising facts about presidential inaugurations.
As Inauguration Day approaches, explore seven locations other than the U.S. Capitol where presidents have taken the oath of office.