Originally, Inauguration Day was held on March 4, giving the next administration enough time to get up and running. But in 1933, with the country facing a huge economic crisis, the four months in between Election Day and Inauguration Day seemed too long. The 20th Amendment was ratified on January 23, 1933, fixing Inauguration Day as January 20.
Great website for kids that explain the Inauguration Day click on Congress for Kids
Fun Printout Worksheet on Inauguration Day Click on Inauguration
by coolmommy2xJanuary 21 at 6:46 AMDidn't know that. DH and DD are going to it. She's 8, I hope she can take it all in and appreciate it. DS, 12, was supposed to go but he's sick.
by GwenMBJanuary 21 at 7:45 AM
We will be watching.
by natesmom1228January 21 at 8:15 AM
by steelcrazyJanuary 21 at 10:01 AM
Funny, but I knew that it used to be in early March and was changed to late Jan, but I didn't know the exact year. I'm just a treasure trove of crazy info. lol
As far as the inauguration goes, I don't know if I'll watch it on tv or not. We'll have to see how my day is going at that point in time. I was home on break from college when Clinton was sworn into office for the first time, and watched that one on tv.
by wakymomJanuary 21 at 10:24 AM
Thanks for sharing.
If I happen upon it while channel-flipping, I'll watch a few minutes of it, but I don't watch it on purpose.
by saltlifemamaJanuary 21 at 11:58 AM
I am a huge history/political junky. Like steel said I knew it was moved but never remember being told why.
I do not plan on watching it. I watched Clinton get sworn in his first term, Bush for his first but I have not watched one since. I am sure I will be catching highlight of it later. That will be enough for me.
by soymujerJanuary 21 at 9:47 PM
Didn't know that. Didn't watch either.
by WesternNYmomJanuary 21 at 11:12 PM
Thanks for the info. I tuned in for a bit. Saw some of the speeches.