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Inauguration Quiz!

George Washington's InauguralAccording to the 20th Amendment, ratified in 1933, The terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January...and the terms of their successors shall then begin. Since 1933, Presidential inaugurations have taken place on January 20th (unless January 20th falls on a Sunday). Following the President's inauguration, documents relating to the event are permanently held by the National Archives and Records Administration. (To learn more about when Inauguration Day falls on a Sunday, visit the website of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.)

Test your knowledge about past Presidential inaugurations in this activity.

  1. Who was the first President inaugurated for a term limited by the Constitution?
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  2. Who was the youngest President-elect at the time of his inauguration?
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  3. When was the first televised inauguration?
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  4. Where is the oath of office found in the Constitution?
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  5. Who became President as a result of the Compromise of 1877?
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  6. Whose inaugural address contained the phrase, the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans . . .?
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  7. Who was the first President inaugurated on January 20th?
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  8. Following whose inauguration was the first inaugural ball in Washington, DC, held?
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  9. Which President wore a ring to his inauguration that contained a lock of hair cut from Lincoln's head after he was shot?
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  10. Whose was the Bicentennial Inauguration?
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