But neither can two great and powerful groups of nations take comfort from our present course -- both sides overburdened by the cost of modern weapons, both rightly alarmed by the steady spread of the deadly atom, yet both racing to alter that uncertain balance of terror that stays the hand of mankind's final war. Craig said that the White House ultimately decided to re-administer the oath out of an abundance of caution. In deference to the power of Congress, Washington promised to give way to my entire confidence in your discernment and pursuit of the public good. Because of the construction work on the center steps of the East Front, Johnson's casket was taken up the Senate wing steps of the Capitol when taken into the rotunda to. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and, most importantly, we are protected by God. I believe America can be better. Politicians prospered — but the jobs left, and the factories closed.
The White House Historical Association. To our sister republics south of our border, we offer a special pledge: to convert our good words into good deeds, in a new alliance for progress, to assist free men and free governments in casting off the chains of poverty. Our celebration of initiative and enterprise, our insistence on hard work and personal responsibility, these are constants in our character. The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans. Capitol Melville Fuller, Chief Justice 3968 words 29th March 4, 1901 Monday East Portico, U. This much we pledge -- and more. These reports were later denied, and Byrd, a longtime friend of Kennedy, eventually explained that the Kennedy incident disturbed him and caused him to leave.
But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge; and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. In 1793, Washington gave the shortest inaugural address on record, just 135 words. Nevertheless, White House receptions continued until lengthy afternoon parades created scheduling problems. Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. On the tour, Obama was accompanied by his wife Michelle, their daughters Malia and Sasha, and a host of friends and guests. We understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time. This is the price and the promise of citizenship.
We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty. By convention, incoming presidents raise their right hand and place the left on a or other book while taking the oath of office. And let every other power know that this hemisphere intends to remain the master of its own house. Archived from on February 13, 2012.
With the District of Columbia attracting thousands of attendees for inauguration, presidential medals were an inexpensive souvenir for the tourists to remember the occasion. Taft Chief Justice 3672 words 37th March 4, 1933 Saturday East Portico, U. In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act - not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth.
More recently, a Catholic was used for Lyndon Johnson's 1963 swearing in ceremony. Capitol Morrison Waite, Chief Justice 2979 words — September 20, 1881 Tuesday Extraordinary inauguration , New York, New York , Justice of the — 25th March 4, 1885 Wednesday East Portico, U. We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. We Will Make America Proud Again. Capitol John Marshall, Chief Justice 2915 words 11th March 4, 1829 Wednesday East Portico, U.
Archived from on February 15, 2009. Celebrations surrounding the inauguration, praise of the event's significance and congratulations to Obama on his inauguration were internationally diverse. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. Twice during the 20th century, an inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue was not held. The results were certified by a joint session of on January 8, 2009.
In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. Taney, Chief Justice 3637 words 20th March 4, 1865 Saturday East Portico, U. Guided by these principles once more, we can meet those new threats that demand even greater effort - even greater cooperation and understanding between nations. The parade lasted more than two hours during the afternoon and early evening following the inaugural ceremony. To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society's ills on the West - know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. Our health care is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.
Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. Gold medals were to be produced as gifts for the president, vice president, and committee chair; silver medals were to be created and distributed among Inauguration Committee members, and bronze medals would be for sale for public consumption. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable. We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. Your strength can compensate for my weakness, and your wisdom can help to minimize my mistakes. Archived from on January 19, 2009.
In this outward and physical ceremony we attest once again to the inner and spiritual strength of our Nation. John Dickins, the pastor of Old St. And all this we will do. Our citizens, seared by the memory of those we have lost, know too well the price that is paid for liberty. The die cuts are then used to strike the president's portrait on each medal. The committee later announced that ticket holders who were unable to enter the Capitol grounds to view the ceremony would receive a copy of the swearing-in invitation and program, photos of President Obama and Vice President Biden and a color print of the inaugural ceremony. On some occasions however, either due to the preferences of the new president or to other constraining circumstances, they have been scaled back.