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Photo of the Day – 1/20/17 (“Harding Inauguration”, 1921)

Daily Photo — “Harding Inauguration, 1921”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

Beginning with Washington in 1789, every four years without break, the United States has sworn in a new President.  This peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our Republic, and something that sets us apart from a majority of the world.  Most inauguration ceremonies are held at the US Capitol, with very few exceptions, and since 1981 on the western side.  Previously they were on the eastern.  In 1937, Inauguration Day was moved from March 4 to January 20.

Compare this photo of President Harding’s inaugural from almost 100 years ago to that of Donald Trump’s today, once photos are available.

March 4, 1921. “Harding inauguration, 1921.” Harris & Ewing glass negative.

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Posted by on January 20, 2017 in Daily Photo


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Presidential Inauguration Facts — Infographic

Presidential Inauguration Facts

Today, one of the hallmarks of our republic and one of the most amazing feats for a government — the peaceful transition of power between opposing parties — will take place when Donald J. Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States at noon.  Since 1797, there have been 57 inaugurals (today is 58) for 44 different men (Grover Cleveland served non-consecutive terms so is counted twice as both the 22nd and 24th Presidents.  [VIA]

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Posted by on January 20, 2017 in Infographics


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