Presidential inauguration

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A presidential inauguration is a ceremonial event centered on the formal transition of a new president into office, usually in democracies where this official has been elected. Frequently, this involves the swearing of an oath of office.

Ceremony event of ritual significance, performed on a special occasion

A ceremony is an event of ritual significance, performed on a special occasion. The word may be of Etruscan origin, via the Latin caerimonia.

The president is a common title for the head of state in most republics. In politics, president is a title given to leaders of republican states.

Oath of office an official promise by a person who has been elected to a public office to fulfill the duties of the office according to the law

An oath of office is an oath or affirmation a person takes before undertaking the duties of an office, usually a position in government or within a religious body, although such oaths are sometimes required of officers of other organizations. Such oaths are often required by the laws of the state, religious body, or other organization before the person may actually exercise the powers of the office or any religious body. It may be administered at an inauguration, coronation, enthronement, or other ceremony connected with the taking up of office itself, or it may be administered privately. In some cases it may be administered privately and then repeated during a public ceremony.

Examples of presidential inaugurations include:

Brazilian presidential inauguration

The inauguration of the President of Brazil is composed of several ceremonies that happen in the same day. Through democratic elections or coups, resignations and deaths, presidential inaugurations have been important events in Brazilian history.

French presidential inauguration

The French presidential inauguration is an event marking the beginning of a new term for the President of France.

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Inauguration formal ceremony to mark the beginning of a major public leaders term of office, or official opening or beginning of an institution or structure

An inauguration is the process of swearing a person into office and thus making that person the incumbent. Such an inauguration commonly occurs through a formal ceremony or special event.

United States presidential inauguration Swearing in ceremony commencing a Presidents 4 year term

The inauguration of the President of the United States is a ceremony to mark the commencement of a new four-year term of the President of the United States. This ceremony takes place for each new presidential term, even if the president is continuing in office for a second term. Since 1937, it has taken place on January 20, which is 72 to 78 days after the November presidential election. The term of a president commences at noon on that day, when the Chief Justice of the United States administers the oath of office to the president. However, when January 20 falls on a Sunday, the chief justice administers the oath to the president on that day privately and then again in a public ceremony the next day, on Monday, January 21. The most recent presidential inauguration ceremony was the swearing in of Donald Trump to a four-year term of office on Friday, January 20, 2017.

The President-elect of the United States is the person who has won the quadrennial presidential election in the United States, but who has not yet been inaugurated as President of the United States. President-elect is also the honorific title accorded to this individual.

First inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson 52nd United States presidential inauguration

The first inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson as the 36th President of the United States was held on Friday, November 22, 1963, aboard Air Force One at Love Field, following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy earlier that day. The inauguration marked the commencement of the first term of Lyndon B. Johnson as President. This was the eighth non-scheduled, extraordinary inauguration to take place since the presidency was established in 1789.

First inauguration of George W. Bush 63rd United States presidential inauguration

The first inauguration of George W. Bush as the 43rd President of the United States took place on Saturday, January 20, 2001. The inauguration marked the commencement of the first four-year term of George W. Bush as President and Dick Cheney as Vice President. Chief Justice William Rehnquist administered the oath of office at 12:01 p.m. An estimated 300,000 people attended the swearing-in ceremony.

Inauguration of George H. W. Bush 60th United States presidential inauguration

The Inauguration of George H. W. Bush as the 41st President of the United States was held on Friday, January 20, 1989. The inauguration marked the commencement of the four-year term of George H. W. Bush as President and Dan Quayle as Vice President. Chief Justice William Rehnquist administered the presidential oath of office to Bush and Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor administered the vice presidential oath of office to Quayle.

Second inauguration of Ronald Reagan 59th United States presidential inauguration

The second inauguration of Ronald Reagan as President of the United States was held privately on Sunday, January 20, 1985 in the Grand Foyer of the White House, and publicly the following day, January 21, 1985 at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. The inauguration marked the commencement of the second four-year term of Ronald Reagan as President and of George H. W. Bush as Vice President. It made Reagan the oldest US President to date, being 73 years old at his second inauguration.

The third inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt as President of the United States was held on Monday, January 20, 1941 on the East Portico of the United States Capitol in Washington D.C.. The inauguration marked the commencement of the third four-year term of Franklin D. Roosevelt as president and the only four-year term of Henry A. Wallace as Vice President. This was the first and only time a president has been inaugurated for a third term.

Inauguration of John Adams 3rd United States presidential inauguration

The inauguration of John Adams as the second President of the United States was held on Saturday, March 4, 1797, in the House of Representatives Chamber of Congress Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The inauguration marked the commencement of the only four-year term of John Adams as President and of Thomas Jefferson as Vice President. The presidential oath of office was administered to John Adams by Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth. Adams was the first president to receive the oath of office from a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Second inauguration of William McKinley 33rd United States presidential inauguration

The second inauguration of William McKinley as President of the United States was held on Monday, March 4, 1901. The inauguration marked the commencement of the second term of William McKinley as President and the only term of Theodore Roosevelt as Vice President. McKinley died 194 days into this term, and Roosevelt succeeded to the presidency.

Inauguration of John F. Kennedy 51st United States presidential inauguration

The inauguration of John F. Kennedy as the 35th President of the United States was held on Friday, January 20, 1961 at the eastern portico of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.. The inauguration marked the commencement of John F. Kennedy's only term as President and of Lyndon B. Johnson's only term as Vice President. Kennedy was assassinated 2 years, 306 days into this term, and Johnson succeeded to the presidency.

Inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes 26th United States presidential inauguration

The inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes as the 19th President of the United States took place on Sunday, March 4, 1877. The inauguration marked the commencement of the four-year term of Rutherford B. Hayes as President and William A. Wheeler as Vice President.

First inauguration of Grover Cleveland 29th United States presidential inauguration

The first inauguration of Grover Cleveland as the 22nd President of the United States was held on Wednesday, March 4, 1885, at the eastern portico of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.. The inauguration marked the commencement of the first four-year term of Grover Cleveland as President and the only term of Thomas A. Hendricks as Vice President. Hendricks died 266 days into this term, and the office remained vacant for the balance of it.

Second inauguration of Woodrow Wilson 38th United States presidential inauguration

The second inauguration of Woodrow Wilson as President of the United States was held privately on Sunday, March 4, 1917, and publicly on Monday, March 5, 1917, at the east portico of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.. The inauguration marked the commencement of the second four-year term of Woodrow Wilson as President and of Thomas R. Marshall as Vice President. Chief Justice Edward D. White administered the presidential oath of office to Wilson.

Second inauguration of Calvin Coolidge 41st United States presidential inauguration

The second inauguration of Calvin Coolidge as President of the United States, was held on Wednesday, March 4, 1925 at the eastern portico of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.. The inauguration marked the commencement of the second term of Calvin Coolidge as President and the only term of Charles G. Dawes as Vice President. The Chief Justice, former president William Howard Taft administered the presidential oath of office. This was the first inauguration in which a former U.S. President administered the oath, and the first to be broadcast nationally on radio.

Inauguration of Herbert Hoover 42nd United States presidential inauguration

The inauguration of Herbert Hoover as the 31st President of the United States was held on Monday, March 4, 1929, at the east portico of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.. The inauguration marked the commencement of the only four-year term of Herbert Hoover as President and of Charles Curtis as Vice President. Chief Justice and former President William H. Taft administered the presidential oath of office to Hoover. This was the first time a Presidential inauguration to be recorded by sound newsreels. It was also the second time that a former president administered the oath of office to a new President.

Philippine presidential inauguration Swearing into office of the President-elect of the Philippines

The inauguration of the President of the Philippines is a ceremonial event marking the commencement of a new six-year term of a President of the Philippines. The day a presidential inauguration occurs is June 30 as mandated by the 1987 Philippine Constitution. Under the previous 1935 Constitution, the date was December 30, which is also Rizal Day; the last inauguration to take place on the older date was Ferdinand Marcos' second one on December 30, 1969. The most recent public presidential inauguration ceremony, the swearing in of President Rodrigo Duterte to begin his six-year term in office, took place on Thursday, June 30, 2016.