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Inaugural Quiz!

Question 7

Who was the first President inaugurated on January 20th?

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Program for F. D. Roosevelt's Inauguration, January 20, 1937

The first President inaugurated on January 20 was Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1937. The 20th amendment to the Constitution, ratified in January 1933, changed the inaugural date.

Official Inaugural Program cover [Records of Presidential Inaugural Committees, RG 274]

You can see two pages of the 20th amendment:

Page 1 [35K JPEG]
Page 2 [8K JPEG]

 


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