Inaugural Document Images
Press Release · Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Inaugural Documents and Documents related to the Slaves Who Built the White House and U.S. Captiol

These documents were presented at a Media Preview on December 10, 2008, at the National Archives in Washington, DC.

An exhibition Taking the Oath, will be displayed to the public January 12 through January 25, 2009, and will include the documents below.

Presidential Oath of Office Documents

Documents that show President George Washington’s thoughts on the Presidential oath of office.

Documents Relating to Slaves who built the White House and U.S. Capitol

Documents showing that slave labor was used to build the White House and U.S. Capitol.

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