Franklin D Roosevelt Inaugurations

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On this day in 1937, Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated for the second time as president. His first inauguration was in 1933 in March. Since 1933, most Americans have witnessed the swearing-in ceremonies of presidents. In 1961, John F. Kennedy told Americans, “ Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” After President Kennedy’s death, Lyndon Johnson rode in a bullet-proof limousine from the Capitol to the White House in 1964, for his inauguration. Thirteen years later, Jimmy Carter did not ride a limousine, and instead choose to walk the traditional route with his family.
One of the most famous inaugurations happened in 1981. Actor Ronald Wilson Reagan became the 40th President of the United States.
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