Joe Biden”s inauguration as the President of the United States will be the 59th in the history of the country. Through the centuries, the presidential swearing-in ceremony has become an increasingly significant event, followed internationally.
We looked through the photographic records of the ceremony from the 19th century onwards.
From the construction of the Capitol’s dome to the most recent history, here stands a powerful testimonial of the changing times.
Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration in 1861 for his first term as President.
Theodore Roosevelt’s inauguration in 1905 for his second term as President
Preparations for Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inauguration in 1940 for his third term as US president
Dwight D. Eisenhower’s inauguration in 1957 for his second term as President
John F. Kennedy’s inauguration in 1961
Richard Nixon’s inaugurations in 1969 and 1973
Jimmy Carter’s inauguration in 1977
Ronald Reagan’s inauguration in 1981 for his first term as President
George H. W. Bush’s inauguration in 1989
Bill Clinton’s inaugurations in 1993 and 1997
George W. Bush’s inaugurations in 2001 and 2005
Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009 for his first term as US president
Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2016