This week marks the 57th Presidential Inauguration in the United States. Since George Washington was first sworn in over 200 years ago, the Inauguration ceremony has been a rich tradition of American politics. While many Americans may know the basics, such as the President has been sworn in on the 20th of January since the implementation of the 20th Amendment, many are not aware of the little facts that make the Inauguration so fascinating.
For instance, Thomas Jefferson’s ceremony was the first in Washington D.C. The Inauguration had previously been held in New York City and Philadelphia.
Martin Van Buren was the first President not born a British subject when he was sworn in March 4th, 1837.
A huge turning point in American history was during Abraham Lincoln’s second Inauguration when African Americans participated in the Inaugural parade for the first time.
And most recently, Barack Obama became the first African American elected.
Therefore, in honor of all the great and powerful men past and present who have led our country, I present you with
a few of my favorite books on the subject.
Being George Washington
By: Glenn Beck
I know the old saying “You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.” But I’ll admit, when I saw the author listed as Glenn Beck I was more than a tad skeptical. I’m happy that I put my prejudice aside and read the book because it is wonderful! Besides the common facts known [...]
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