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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Presidential Inaugural Addresses: Dwight D. Eisenhower Second Inaugural Address - 1/21/1957

Here is video of President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivering his second inaugural address on Monday, January 21, 1957. You can see Eisenhower's first inaugural address here.
January 20 occurred on a Sunday, so the President took the oath in the East Room at the White House that morning. The next day he repeated the oath of office on the East Portico of the Capitol. Chief Justice Earl Warren administered the oath of office on the President's personal Bible from West Point. Marian Anderson sang at the ceremony at the Capitol. A large parade and four inaugural balls followed the ceremony.
That's how different our society is today than it was in 1957. There was such respect for the heritage of Sunday being a day of worship for the vast majority of Americans that Eisenhower delayed his inaugural address to Monday. Sadly, that kind of respect is long gone in our nation.

PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL ADDRESSES

1945 – Present

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DATE

PRESIDENT

1/20/2009

Barack Obama

1/20/2005

George W. Bush

1/20/2001

George W. Bush

1/20/1997

Bill Clinton

1/20/1993

Bill Clinton

1/20/1989

George H. W. Bush

1/20/1985

Ronald Reagan

1/20/1981

Ronald Reagan

1/20/1977

Jimmy Carter

*8/9/1974

*Gerald R. Ford

1/20/1973

Richard Nixon

1/20/1969

Richard Nixon

1/20/1965

Lyndon Johnson

1/20/1961

John F. Kennedy

1/21/1957

Dwight D. Eisenhower

1/20/1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower

1/20/1949

Harry Truman

1/20/1945

Franklin D. Roosevelt

*Gerald Ford Took the Oath of Office After Nixon Resignation; Delivered Remarks but no Inaugural Address


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