President Trump Inauguration


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President Donald Trump speaks at The Salute To Our Armed Services Inaugural Ball in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Most people know a Presidential Inauguration happens every 4 years, but why and how did the inauguration become what it is today? The 58th Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump was January 20, 2017. Trump is the 45th President of the United States, and made the return of the Republican party to the White House. The first inauguration for the president was April 30, 1789, for George Washington. In the years from 1793-1933, inaugurations were held on March 4, the day operations began for the federal government. That date was then moved to January 20 because better communications and transportation made it quicker to make arrangements. Before the President-Elect and Vice President-Elect are sworn into office, they each take an Oath of office and the ceremony continues with the Inaugural Address. For the 1925 inauguration, Calvin Coolidge gave the first inauguration address heard nationally over radio waves. President Harry S. Truman was the first to give his address to a televised audience, and John F. Kennedy would be the first to do so in color. This year’s inauguration included performances by the Talladega Alabama High School Marching Tornadoes, The Rockettes, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and Jackie Evancho. The inauguration began at 11:00 am and marked the beginning of Donald Trump’s term in office.