Huffpost Politics

Inauguration History: A Look Back At Notable Firsts For The Presidential Ceremony

Posted: Updated:
INAUGURATION
AP

Since President George Washington's first ever inauguration in 1789, the location, date and celebration of the event has transformed.

Obama's first inauguration in 2009 was the first of an African-American president. Attendance was so high at the ceremony that it also marked the first time in history the entire National Mall was used as a public viewing area.

Below, take a look back at other inauguration firsts:

Close
Inauguration Firsts
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Around the Web

A Guide to Inauguration Day Events in Washington, DC

How to craft an inspiring inaugural address

Presidential Inauguration 2013

Inauguration 2013: City gets ready for inauguration

About | Inauguration of the President

Test your knowledge of inaugural history

From Washington to Obama -- 15 History-Making Inaugural Moments

Quiz: How well do you know your inauguration history?

 
Register To Vote