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Presidential Inaugurations (Grade 10)

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Presidential Inaugurations

When is Inauguration Day?
  1. always March 4
  2. the second Tuesday in January
  3. always January 20
  4. the first Tuesday after the first full moon of January
If there have only been 45 presidents so far, why have there been 58 formal presidential inaugural ceremonies?

The presidential inauguration has always been held on January 20.

The U.S. Constitution requires that all presidents place his or her hand on a Bible when being sworn in.
  1. True
  2. False
Explain how all presidential inaugurations have taken place in the nation's capital, but not all presidential inaugurations have taken place in Washington DC.

The new president usually gives a speech after being sworn in. Whose address was the shortest in history and whose was the longest?
  1. Teddy Roosevelt's first (345 words) and Barack Obama's second (9,456)
  2. Bill Clinton's first (101 words) and Al Gore's first (11,980 words)
  3. George Washington's second (135 words) and William Henry Harrison's (8,445 words)
  4. Abraham Lincoln's first (89 words) and Andrew Jackson's first (10,069 words)
What president died of pneumonia 31 days into his term, because he refused to wear a coat in sub-freezing temperatures at his outdoor inauguration in 1841?

Match the president with his "first".
__James BuchananA.first inauguration known to have been photographed
__Harry Truman's secondB.first inauguration on nationwide radio
__Calvin Coolidge's secondC.first time live-streamed inauguration on the internet
__Bill Clinton's secondD.first inauguration to be televised
In his inaugural address, which president said, "And so my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country."
  1. George Washington
  2. Abraham Lincoln
  3. John F. Kennedy
  4. Ronald Reagan
In his inaugural address, which president said, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
  1. Franklin Roosevelt
  2. Teddy Roosevelt
  3. George W. Bush
  4. George H.W. Bush

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