Friday, January 20, 2017

Take a Smithsonian Tour of All Things Presidential, When Was the First Inaugural Ball?, Tracing the Lives of Former Presidents and More

 
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When Was the First Inaugural Ball?
 
When Was the First Inaugural Ball?
 
 
The Speech and Bible From George Washington's First Inauguration Made History Many Times Over
 
The Speech and Bible From George Washington's First Inauguration Made History Many Times Over
 
 
Why Do We Play "Hail to the Chief" for the President?
 
Why Do We Play "Hail to the Chief" for the President?
 
 
Eleven Times When Americans Have Marched in Protest on Washington
 
Eleven Times When Americans Have Marched in Protest on Washington
 
 
This Interactive Maps Out the Lives of Former Presidents
 
This Interactive Maps Out the Lives of Former Presidents
 
 
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Take a Smithsonian Tour of All Things Presidential
 
Take a Smithsonian Tour of All Things Presidential
 
 
The National Park Service Warns Inauguration-Goers to Keep Off Its Lawn
 
The National Park Service Warns Inauguration-Goers to Keep Off Its Lawn
 
 
From the Telegram to Twitter, How Presidents Make Contact With Foreign Leaders
 
From the Telegram to Twitter, How Presidents Make Contact With Foreign Leaders
 
 
Finding Lessons for Today's Protests in the History of Political Activism
 
Finding Lessons for Today’s Protests in the History of Political Activism
 
 
Why America Has a
 
Why America Has a “President” Instead of an “Exalted Highness”
 
 
What Happens to President Obama's Papers and Artifacts Once He Leaves Office?
 
What Happens to President Obama's Papers and Artifacts Once He Leaves Office?
 
 
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Presidential Food?
 
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Presidential Food?
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1937, Franklin Roosevelt took the oath of the Presidency for the second time, but for the first time on January 20th. The 20th Amendment changed the date from March 4 to January 20 when it was ratified in 1933. Read about 10 other Inauguration firsts.
 
 
 
 
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Before the Portrait
 
"Before the Portrait" Photo by Stephanie Foden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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