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"On January 20, 2009 the inauguration ceremony for Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. This quiz is designed to help you understand some of the tradition associated with this historic event. Good luck!"
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The U.S. Constitution requires that the incoming President must be sworn in while placing a hand on what instrument?
A sworn affidavit
It is not required
The U.S. Constitution
Until 1933 the Constitution required that all Presidential inaugurations had to be held on what day and month?
It has always been on January 20
The Consitution does not specify a date
By tradition when George Washington was first sworn in on April 30
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself" was stated by which incoming President and in what year?
Ronald Reagan in 1981
Abraham Lincoln in 1864
Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933
John F. Kennedy in 1961
What occurred during Lincoln's 2nd inaugural in 1865, for the first time?
Union and Confederate soldiers marched down Pennsylvania Avenue
The President walked to the White House from the Capitol
African-American soldiers participated in the inaugural parade
An inaugural address was delivered
Which President's inauguration was the first to be broadcast live on television?
Harry S Truman
President William Henry Harrison was the first President to arrive by what means of transportation to Washington for the inaugural?
Who was the first Presidential wife to participate in the swearing in ceremony?
Mary Todd Lincoln in 1861
Mamie Eisenhower in 1953
Martha Custis Washington in 1789
Lady Bird Johnson in 1965
What terrible tragedy did President Franklin Pierce and his family endure on route to participate in his inauguration
His wife was attacked and her servant was killed
His father died of a heart attack
A fire burned his home in Vermont down
His son was killed in a train accident
Which President's election was not positively determined until just days before his inauguration?
John F. Kennedy
Rutherford B. Hayes
George W. Bush
Presidential inaugurations have always only taken place in Washington D.C.
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