Video: President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address

President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address

Obama at Elmer's in Ashfield, MA

Liam of Conway, MA and Zoe of Ashfield, MA prepare for the inaugural address at Elmer's in Ashfield, MA. - (c) Tony(a) Lemos of Ashfield, MA

Yesterday, President Obama delivered his Inaugural Address, calling for a “new era of responsibility.”

Inauguration Satellite Image

And, thanks to Bill Childs for finding a link to the inauguration satellite image:

This satellite image of the National Mall was taken on Inauguration Day at 11:19 a.m. Click and drag to pan around the image. Use the buttons below the image or the scroll wheel on your mouse to zoom in and out. See a spot you’re curious about? Double-click to zoom in farther.

What Happens on Inauguration Day? A Historical Perspective.

Inaugural History

For more than two hundred years America’s citizens have witnessed the Inauguration ceremonies of the President and Vice President of the United States. From the first Inauguration of George Washington, in New York City, in 1789, to today, as we prepare for the 56th quadrennial Presidential Inauguration, the swearing-in ceremony represents both national renewal and continuity of leadership. As each president has offered a vision for America’s future, we reflect on the heritage of Inaugurations past.

To watch a historical perspective on the Inaugural Ceremonies click here:

Click here to see 25 videos of inaugural addresses.

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