The President of the United States is sworn into office at 12:00 Noon on January 20th. This date and time is determined by the United States Constitution Amendment XX, which outlines the terms of presidential office. On Inauguration Day, several events celebrate the peaceful transfer of power between Presidents and when Presidents begin their second terms. Below are resources to help students learn while watching, reading about, analyzing and discussing the Inauguration.

Lessons by Grade Level

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Past Inauguration Ceremonies

Inaugural Words: 1789 to the Present

Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States

Inauguration Fun Facts