Video Collection: Every Televised Inauguration Ceremony & Presidential Address Since 1909 Video Collection: Every Televised Inauguration Ceremony & Presidential Address Since 1909
By Martin Hill
January 19, 2017


An interesting collection of videos starting with stock footage of William Howard Taft in 1909, up until Obama in 2013.

#27 William Howard Taft (In office March 4, 1909- March 4, 1913)
Excerpt from The History Channel's "The Presidents" series featuring William Howard Taft

Disney The American Presidents: William Taft

Woodrow Wilson Inaugurated 1913 (silent footage, 2 minutes. Interesting.)

President Taft arrives with Presidential party. Flag adorned Capitol. President Wilson taking oath, given by Chief Justice Edward Douglas White. The new President speaks. Inaugural procession. Wilson on stand, procession. Wilson and Presidential party arrive at White House.

President Woodrow Wilson - 1st Inaugural Address - March 14, 1913 - (Hear and Read the Speech by a narrator)

Wilson Inauguration (1917)

Inauguration crowds and stand, President and Mrs. Wilson in carriage. Justices of Supreme Court approach and pass camera. Wilson and party on stand. Capitol Dome. Pan down to inauguration stand. Procession of West Point Cadets and Annapolis Midshipmen.

President Woodrow Wilson 2nd Inaugural Address - Hear and Read the Full Text
Listen to and read the second Inauguration speech of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson delivered on March 5, 1917 in the U.S. Capitol. In his second election, President Wilson successfully defeated Supreme Court Justice Charles Evan Hughes

President Warren G. Harding [1921-1923]
Film from 1936. Creator(s): Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964) (Most Recent)

President Coolidge's Inauguration (1925) On March 4, 1925, Calvin Coolidge was inaugurated the 30th President of the United States. He was sworn in by Chief Justice William H. Taft on the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol. Coolidge was already President after the death of President Harding in 1923 and this was to become his only elected term. From this old silent newsreel, you'll see Coolidge along with his wife and Senator Curtis leaving by automobile. You'll see the swearing in and the many bands that played in the parade in Washington, DC. Also there is official duties and speeches at various events including Arlington National Cemetery. Calvin Coolidge died in January of 1933 and had some important firsts: his inauguration was the first broadcast on radio, he was the first President to make a sound film, and was the first to be on a coin during his lifetime. Even 84 years ago, the Inauguration of a President was a grand event. Filmed: March 4, 1925

Herbert Hoover is inaugerated

President Franklin Roosevelt 1933 Inauguration

Second inaugural address delivered by US President Franklin Roosevelt in Washingtom...HD Stock Footage


Created in 1941 by Castle Films, this silent newsreel was created in honor of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's record third inauguration. The newsreel begins with a recap of his political career from Asst. Secretary of the Navy to failed Vice Presidential candidate and finally Governor and President. At the 2 minute mark the story of the Great Depression is told visually, with protestors marching on Washington and huge unemployment lines. President Hoover rides with FDR to the first inauguration at the 2:40 mark, and Chief Justice Hughes administers the oath. The New Deal programs are seen next, starting with the banks being closed by the President, the launch of the National Recovery Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps and AAA, WPA, etc. Roosevelt's second term is seen starting at about the 4:45 mark with his defeat of Landon. The 1940 election is seen at the 7 minute mark, with Wendell Willkie attempting unsuccessfully to unseat the President. Roosevelt is also seen visiting a munitions plant, traveling to South America and Canada, and working to guide the nation through the war clouds that seem to stretch horizon to horizon. The third inauguration, which constitutes the last 1/3rd of the film, is followed with a massive military parade theoretically attesting to the nation's strength -- but unfortunately for America it's Army especially was ill prepared for the conflict that would unfold a mere ten months after this film was released.

The third inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt as the 32nd President of the United States was held on Monday, January 20, 1941 on the East Portico of the Capitol. The inauguration marked the commencement of the third four-year term of Franklin D. Roosevelt as President and the only four-year term of Henry A. Wallace as Vice President. It was the only time a President of the United States was inaugurated for a third term,[1] before the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, which limits a President to two terms, was ratified.

At the conclusion of the oath, then-Supreme Court clerk Elmore Leonard, who held the Bible for President Franklin Roosevelt, dropped the book.

The Roosevelts hosted a reception for several thousand visitors at the White House later that day.

President Roosevelt Inaugurated - 1945

US National Archives

SUMMARY Part 1, Franklin Delano Roosevelt takes the oath of office and delivers the inaugural address at the White House. Personages: Harry Hopkins, Sec. and Mrs. Stimson, Sec. and Mrs. Forrestal, Sec. Ickes, Adm. King, Sec. and Mrs. Stettinius, Gen. and Mrs. Marshall, Vice Presidents Wallace and Truman. Part 2 demonstrates a sea rescue by a Coast Guard helicopter. Part 3, a Japanese airbase on Puerto Princesa Island is bombed. Part 4, ice breakers clear a path across Lake Michigan and men tie down airplanes on an aircraft carrier during a typhoon. Part 5, the 38th Inf. Div. fights in Burma. Shows Gen. Daniel I. Sultan.

1945 Newreel: FDR Dead; Truman Sworn In (full)

Freely downloadable at the Internet Archive, where I first uploaded it. "Part 1, Chief Justice Stone swears in Pres. Truman. Part 2 shows family scenes in Pres. Roosevelt's early years; the 1932 Democratic convention; the 1933 inaugural address; the 1941 signing of the Atlantic Charter off Newfoundland; F.D.R. at Casablanca, Cairo, and Teheran in 1943; the 1945 inaugural address; and F.D.R. at Yalta in 1945. Other personages: Joseph Stalin, Churchill, Molotov, Chiang Kai-shek, Gen. Marshall, Adm. King, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Truman."
Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. National Archives Identifier: 39057

1949 Inauguration Speech of Harry Truman (Full)

President Eisenhower 1953 Inaugural Address
President Eisenhower delivered his first inaugural address on January 20, 1953.

Jan. 21, 1957: Inaugural Ceremonies for Dwight D. Eisenhower

January 20 occurred on a Sunday, so the President took the oath in the East Room at the White House that morning. The next day he repeated the oath of office on the East Portico of the Capitol. Chief Justice Earl Warren administered the oath of office on the President's personal Bible from West Point. Marian Anderson sang at the ceremony at the Capitol. A large parade and four inaugural balls followed the ceremony.

President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address

On January 20, 1961, President John F. Kennedy was sworn into office and delivered one of the most famous inaugural addresses in U.S. history.

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After President Kennedy is pronounced dead, a devastated Jackie Kennedy stands silently by as Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States.

November 22, 1963 - President Lyndon B. Johnson's Remarks Upon Arrival at Andrews Air Force Base.

President Lyndon Baines Johnson spoke at 6:10 p.m. at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., near Washington, upon his arrival from Dallas, Tex. following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. ''THIS is a sad time for all people. We have suffered a loss that cannot be weighed. For me, it is a deep personal tragedy. I know that the world shares the sorrow that Mrs. Kennedy and her family bear. I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help--and God's.''

Jan. 20, 1965: Inaugural Ceremonies for Lyndon Baines Johnson

President Johnson had first taken the oath of office on board Air Force One on November 22, 1963, the day President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. The election of 1964 was a landslide victory for the Democratic Party. Mrs. Johnson joined the President on the platform on the East Front of the Capitol; she was the first wife to stand with her husband as he took the oath of office. The oath was administered by Chief Justice Earl Warren. Leontyne Price sang at the ceremony.

"The Inaugural Story - 1969" - Inauguration of Richard Nixon
From the holdings of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library

Jan. 20, 1973: Inaugural Ceremonies for Richard M. Nixon
The election of 1972 consolidated the gains that the President had made with the electorate in 1968. Although the Democratic Party maintained majorities in the Congress, the presidential ambitions of South Dakota Senator George McGovern were unsuccessful. The oath of office was administered by Chief Justice Warren Burger on a pavilion erected on the East Front of the Capitol.
Video courtesy of the U.S. Senate Recording Studio

Swearing in Ceremony of Gerald R. Ford as 38th President of the United States, August 9. 1974

Jan. 20, 1977: Inaugural Ceremonies for Jimmy Carter
The Democrats reclaimed the White House in the 1976 election. The Governor from Georgia defeated Gerald Ford, who had become President on August 9, 1974, upon the resignation of President Nixon. The oath of office was taken on the Bible used in the first inauguration by George Washington; it was administered by Chief Justice Warren Burger on the East Front of the Capitol. The new President and his family surprised the spectators by walking from the Capitol to the White House after the ceremony.
Video courtesy of the U.S. Senate Recording Studio

President Reagan's 1st Inaugural address including being sworn into office - 1/20/81.

2nd Inaugural Address: President Reagan's Inaugural Address - 1/21/85

Jan. 20, 1989: Inaugural Ceremonies for George H.W. Bush

The 200th anniversary of the Presidency was observed as George Bush took the executive oath on the same Bible George Washington used in 1789. The ceremony occurred on a platform on the terrace of the West Front of the Capitol. The oath of office was administered by Chief Justice William Rehnquist. After the ceremony the President and Ms. Bush led the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House, walking along several blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue to greet the spectators.

The 1993 Presidential Inauguration of William Jefferson Clinton

This is video footage of the 1993 Presidential Inauguration of William Jefferson Clinton as President of the United States. The footage also includes additional Presidential Inauguration festivities. This footage is official public record produced by the White House Television (WHTV) crew, provided by the Clinton Presidential Library.

Date: January 20, 1993
Location: US Capitol. Washington, DC

Handwritten Inauguration Day letter George H.W. Bush sent to Bill Clinton in 1993 goes viral
A letter George H.W. Bush left for Bill Clinton after losing the 1992 election is resurfacing after Wednesday night's presidential debate.

Jan. 20, 1997: Inaugural Ceremonies for Bill Clinton
The second swearing-in of President Bill Clinton marked the last presidential inauguration of the 20th century. For the first time, the ceremony was streamed live over the Internet. The oath of office was administered by Chief Justice William Rehnquist as Clinton;s w'fe, Hillary, and daughter, Chelsea, stood beside the President. Inauguration Day 1997 coincided with the national holiday commemorating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Video courtesy of the U.S. Senate Recording Studio

Inauguration of George W. Bush, January 20, 2001.
The first inauguration of George W. Bush as the 43rd President of the United States of America took place on January 20, 2001. The inauguration marked the commencement of the first four-year term of George W. Bush as President and Dick Cheney as Vice President. Chief Justice William Rehnquist administered the oath of office at 12:01 p.m.An estimated 300,000 people attended the swearing-in ceremony

President George W. Bush 2001 Inaugural Address

C-SPAN: President Bush gave his first inaugural speech on January 20, 2001.

Jan. 20, 2005: Inaugural Ceremonies for George W. Bush

The 2004 election made President George W. Bush the first presidential candidate since 1988 to win a majority of the popular vote, with 51 percent. Owing to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and the subsequent war in Iraq and Afghanistan, Bush's second swearing-in saw the tightest security measures of any inaugural ceremony. An ailing Chief Justice Rehnquist administered the oath of office for the final time on the largest inaugural platform built to date.

Stock Footage President George W. Bush second Inaugural Address January 20, 2005.

Jan. 20, 2009: Inaugural Ceremonies for Barack Obama

The nation's first African American president took office while American troops were carrying out military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan and a financial crisis had plunged the economy into recession. Obama was also the first U.S. Senator to be elected president in forty-eight years, having defeated a fellow Senator, John McCain of Arizona, the Republican candidate. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath of office before an immense crowd, estimated at 1.8 million, as Obama swore on the same bible used by Abraham Lincoln in 1861.

C-SPAN: President Barack Obama 2009 Inauguration and Address

President Barack Obama took the oath of office as the 44th president of the United States and delivered an inaugural address focusing on the themes of sacrifice and renewal on January 20, 2009.

George W. Bush departs Washington after Obama's inauguration - Jan. 20, 2009

The Obamas and Bidens wave goodbye to George W. and Laura Bush, as shown on Sky News on January 20, 2009.

2013 Inauguration Ceremony

Watch the complete ceremony marking the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.

President Obama Delivers His Second Inaugural Address

President Obama takes the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol and delivers his second inaugural address.

[ notes: At minute 13 Obama says that 'enduring peace does not require perpeual war.']

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