The Constitution and the Inauguration of the President
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)
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
Inauguration lesson plans with activities for grades K-12 from Education World.
Presidential Inaugurations: I Do Solemnly Swear
Archival materials for students to see how Presidential inaugurations have been though history.
A History of the US Presidential Inauguration Day
Video from WatchMojo
First Ladies at the Smithsonian: More than dresses
FAQ about the First Lady collection at the Museum of American History
Presidential Inauguration Teaching Strategies
4 pages of Internet-linked teaching ideas from the Georgia Council for the Social Studies
Library of Congress Inaugural Resources
Collection of assorted historical inaugural resources
Graph the Presidents at Inauguration: How Old Were They?
Integrating math into Inauguration Day for younger students
Inauguration and the Constitution
Lesson plan for older students from the Online NewsHour at PBS.
The Inauguration and the Media
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
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.