Thursday, January 15, 2009

Presidential Inauguration

On January 20th, 2009, Barack Obama will take the oath of office and become the 44th president of the United States.

The inauguration of a president is a time for transition, solemn promises, parades and parties. It spans our nation's history from the more simple ceremonies of the past to the glitz and gala events which will occur in Washington D.C. on the 20th of January.

Below are links to information and resources on Inaugurations past and present from various government sources:

Presidential Inauguration Committeee
---Inaugural Blog

Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies

Historic Look at Past Inaugurations (Inaugural images from the U.S. Senate webwsite)

Inauguration Day Events
(Inaugural images from the U.S. Senate webwsite)

Presidential Election, Transition and Inauguration, 2008-2009

Youth Ball, Neighborhood Ball, Regional Balls
(U.S. State Department)

First Ladies' Gowns Through the Years
(A list of collections with photos held by the Smithsonian Institute)

Bringing the Inauguration to the Classroom
("The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC), in cooperation with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA), is pleased to offer a series of instructional guides to help teachers across the country bring the 56th Presidential Inauguration to life in their classrooms. The guides are now available on the PIC website")

Inauguration Day Streaming Links, etc.
(Great information from the Vermillion Parish Schools, Louisiana)

Other Streaming Sites

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