Presidential Inaugurations throughout History
(EFE) u The ceremonies for Barack ObamaAEs historic inauguration to the presidency of the United States began on January 18 in Washington with a welcoming ceremony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial that pays tribute to the countryAEs 16th president, Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865).
Like Abraham Lincoln, Obama traveled to Washington by train for the inauguration, on a journey that included stops with celebratory ceremonies in Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore.
One more nod to the legacy of the president who brought about the abolition of slavery in the U.S. and who, in his second inauguration, on March 4, 1865, had African-Americans participate for the first time in the inaugural festivities: a group of black citizens marched in the parade through the streets of Washington, from the Capitol to the White House.
LincolnAEs inaugural speeches were marked by the drama of the Civil War (1861-1865). He delivered the first one month before the war began, and the …
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Publication information: Article title: Presidential Inaugurations throughout History. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: January 25, 2009. Page number: 8. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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