United States presidential inauguration

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United States presidential inauguration FACTS The swearing-in of the President of the United States occurs upon the commencement of a new term of a President of the United States. The United States Constitution mandates that the President make the following oath or affirmation before he or she can "enter on the Execution" of the office of the presidency: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. The newly elected or re-elected President traditionally adds " so help me God " to the constitutionally mandated statement. George Washington was the first to do this. (He was also the first one to kiss the bible after taking the oath.) The swearing-in traditionally takes place at 12 noon local time (9am in California) on Inauguration Day at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., with the Chief Justice of the United States administering the oath. From the presidency of Martin Van Buren through Jimmy Carter, the ceremony took
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