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Inaugural Quiz!

Question 6

Whose inaugural address contained the phrase, "the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans . . ."?


John F. Kennedy's 1961 inaugural address contained this now famous phrase. Look for it in the handwritten draft of his inaugural address.

You can see pages from a handwritten draft of John F. Kennedy's inaugural address. [Kennedy Library]

Detail of John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address

Page 1 [168K JPEG]

Page 2 [113 JPEG]