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Presidential Inauguration at the West Front of the Capitol

American Presidents now take the oath of office on the 20th of January in the year immediately following their election. This time frame was put in place, during 1933, by the 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

For Barack Obama's second inauguration, the 20th of January fell on a Sunday (in 2013). As a result, the President was officially sworn-in during a private ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House—on January 20, 2013—then publicly took the oath the following day at the U.S. Capitol Building. 

This picture, by White House photographer Lawrence Jackson, depicts the public second inauguration of Barack Obama who delivers his address from the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.


Media Credits

Photo by Lawrence Jackson, White House photographer. Image online via the White House. Public Domain.

 

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