I Do Solemnly Swear… Presidential Inaugurations

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Reviewed Websites
Date Posted: 9/23/2008

This website, from the Library of Congress, is a collection of approximately 400 items or 2,000 digital files relating to inaugurations from George Washington's in 1789 to George W. Bush's inauguration of 2001. It includes diaries and letters of presidents and of those who witnessed inaugurations, handwritten drafts of inaugural addresses, broadsides, inaugural tickets and programs, prints, photographs, and sheet music.  This site is a fantastic resource for both teacher and students, as it includes many primary source images and text regarding Presidential inaugurations.