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US Presidential Inauguration Day

by Mary Ann Kelley

Homeschool resources about US Presidential Inaugerations

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The Constitution and the Inauguration of the President  (Y,M,O,T)
Amendment 20 passed by Congress March 2, 1932 and ratified January 23, 1933. This amendment states the term of the President ends at noon on the 20th of January.

President George Washington's First Inaugural Speech (1789)  (Y,M,O,T)
From OurDocuments.gov

Inauguration Day  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies; details about each aspect of Inauguration Day from the morning worship service to the Inaugural Balls.

Hail to the Chief: Inauguration Lessons  (Y,M,O,T)
Inauguration lesson plans with activities for grades K-12 from Education World.

Presidential Inaugurations: I Do Solemnly Swear  (M,T)
Archival materials for students to see how Presidential inaugurations have been though history.

A History of the US Presidential Inauguration Day  (Y,M,O,T)
Video from WatchMojo

First Ladies at the Smithsonian: More than dresses  (Y,M,O,T)
FAQ about the First Lady collection at the Museum of American History

Presidential Inauguration Teaching Strategies  (Y,M,O,T)
4 pages of Internet-linked teaching ideas from the Georgia Council for the Social Studies

Library of Congress Inaugural Resources  (M,O,T)
Collection of assorted historical inaugural resources

Graph the Presidents at Inauguration: How Old Were They?  (Y)
Integrating math into Inauguration Day for younger students

Inauguration and the Constitution  (M,O,T)
Lesson plan for older students from the Online NewsHour at PBS.

The Inauguration and the Media  (M,O,T)
From the Online NewsHour at PBS. This lesson asks students to write, read, and review, about the presidential inauguration as it appears in the media.

Inaugurations Throughout US History  (Y,M,O,T)
Table of inaugurations with date and location for each President, linked to details about the inauguration, including Vice President, inauguration date, location details, who the oath was administered by, bible used, length of Inaugural Address, President's attire, weather and precedents set.

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