Presidential Inauguration Dates, Washington to Trump

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Click on the date to go directly to the corresponding Inaugural Address in the Public Papers of the Presidents series at the American Presidency Project. Presidents who were sworn in after the death or resignation of their predecessor did not deliver an Inaugural Address on that occasion.

Scheduling Presidential Inaugurations

The Twentieth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution mandates specific scheduling of presidential and Congressional terms.

Prior to the passage of the Twentieth Amendment in the early 1930s, Inauguration Day was always March 4, the anniversary of the Constitution first taking affect in 1789. The Twentieth Amendment changed the date of Inauguration Day to January 20, unless that falls on a Sunday, in which case the date is moved to January 21.

AMENDMENT XX [extracts]
Passed by Congress March 2, 1932. Ratified January 23, 1933.

Section 1. The terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Sena
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