Has the Inauguration always been held in January? Has the President always recited the same oath at the Swearing-In Ceremony? Has the Chief Justice always administered the Inaugural oath? The National Constitution Center answers these questions and more!
As the Presidential Inauguration rapidly approaches, let’s take a look at our long, proud history of peaceful Presidential transitions – in pictures!
Many people wonder why there is roughly two and a half months between Election Day and Inauguration Day. In many countries, the change of power is done within a matter of days. History.com asks the question: why do we do this differently?
In a nod to his working class roots, President-Elect Joe Biden has considered arriving to his Inauguration on an Amtrak train from Wilmington, Deleware – the same route he took during the decades he spent serving in the United States Senate.
This morning President-Elect Biden and Vice-President Elect Harris rounded out the leadership of the Presidential Inaugural Committee with 5 co-chairs, including James Clyburn from South Carolina and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “The peaceful transfer of power surrounding the inauguration is a bedrock of American democracy that represents our nation’s highest ideals,” said Clyburn.
When is the Presidential Inauguration? Who will be there? Who will march in the parade? What COVID restrictions are in place? The Washington Post took some time to review where we stand in the planning process for the 2021 Inauguration.
The Constitution mandates that the newly elected President must be inaugurated in January. But, as this video shows, almost everything that takes place during the Presidential Inauguration is actually based on tradition, rather than based in law.
On Monday, President-Elect Biden announced the leaders of the Presidential Inaugural Committee. This is the committee responsible for the detailed planning of the Inaugural ceremonies. Tony Allen, President of Delaware State University, will serve as the CEO, and Maju Varghese will serve as the committee’s COO. This year’s planning will be especially challanging amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the decision by GSA Administrator Emily Murphy to formally begin the Presidential transition, funds will now be available to the Presidential Inaugural Committee and Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies for the planning of the Inaugural events. We expect more details to be released shortly.
President elect Biden begins to round out his cabinet
President-Elect Joe Biden has spent the past few days nominating several individuals to positions in his cabinet, including the former chair to the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen for Treasury Secretary.
A presidential inauguration mashup
The United States has a long standing tradition of holding a peaceful transition of power every 4 to 8 years. During this transition each President takes an oath to uphold the Office of the President of the United States of America. Watch previous Presidents take this oath of office throughout the years.
Irish Violinist Patricia Treacy to perform at the presidential inauguration
Patricia Treacy, one of Ireland’s most renowned violinists, has been asked to play at President-Elect Biden’s Inauguration. The invitation came directly from the Biden family. She has performed for the former Vice-President many times, including in his ancestral homeland of County Louth, Ireland.
Presidential Inaugural Medals popular among collectors
Numismatists and historians alike are both avid collectors of Presidential Inaugural medals. Among the most coveted is the medal for President Warren Harding & Calvin Coolidge. President Harding unfortunately passed away 2 years into his term in 1923, thus making President Coolidge’s Inaugural medal among the rarest in the country.
The Chieftains to perform the presidential inauguration
Dublin-based Irish band The Chieftains have been commissioned to perform at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration. The President Elect is said to be a “big fan of the band.”
Washington DC officials and businesses prepare for the 59th presidential inauguration
For over a year local and Federal officials have been planning the 59th Presidential Inauguration, and while there is no clear timeline, President-Elect Joe Biden’s team will be making some of the major decisions.
With former Vice President Joe Biden having been projected as the winner of the 2021 Presdiential Election, plans are being organized for the 2021 Inaugural Events that normally accompany our elections. You may ask the question, just how far along are they in the process?
So what goes into planning the Presidential Inauguration? A lot! More than half a dozen agencies contribute in some way towards the historic event. Read all about the preparation and important steps needed to get us to the Inauguration.
If you were planning to attend the 2021 Presidential Inauguration, it may be best to book your travel and lodging sooner rather than later. The Independent reported price jumps for airfare over the past weekend.
We’ve also put together a list of hotels in the Downtown DC and National Mall area. We advise you too solidify plans early as hotels tend to sell out quickly for the dates surrounding the Inauguration.
Even though the 2021 election winner is still not officially decided, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies is pushing on with the compllicated process of planning the 2021 Presidential Inauguration! Senator Roy Blunt is heading up the effort.
As the country patiently waits for the remaining states to finish their election counts, let’s imagine for a moment what would happen if a President was not elected by Inauguration Day. Short answer? The House Speaker becomes President, but many variables must align for this to happen.
America waits with anticipation as states continue to count all of the votes cast in yesterday’s historic election. While we wait for a winner to be declared, take a moment to read about the long and storied history of the Presidential Inauguration.
Today is election day! If you are not one of the millions of Americans who have voted early, make sure you drop your ballot off or make your way to a polling station! Check out YouUSA.gov for answers to all your voting questions.
Election day is tomorrow! If you aren’t one of the millions of Americans who have already voted, make sure you make your way to a polling station and ensure that your voice is heard! In the following article, the Associated Press reviews 6 key questions going into election day.
As the 2021 Election Day approaches, many people are wondering when they can expect a winner will be delcared. This article looks at three scenarios that may play out on election night. Short answer? Stay tuned!
The 2021 Election is here! Folks are mailing in their ballots and voting early everywhere in the country! To help you keep everything in order, the Independent made an informative 2021 Presidential Election guide. Find your polling place today and make plans to participate in our democracy!
The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies is already hard at work on the 2021 Presidential Inauguration! They are developing promotional items with the aid of Government Publishing Office Director Hugh Halpern.
Preparations have already begun on the 2021 Presidential Inauguration! Construction on the inaugural platform, as well as the surrounding structures, will accomodate up to 2600 people. This format began with President Eisenhouser in 1953.
Americans are voting early all over the country in record numbers! As of Wednesday, almost 40 million people have voted, shattering records.
Dozens of governmental agencies will be on hand in the weeks leading up to the Inauguarion to ensure the safety of all atendees. The United States Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration will be sending helicoptors over the National Mall to assess radiation levels ahead of the 2021 Presidential Inauguration.
The election is fast approaching, where the American people will elect their leader foe the next 4 years. Be sure to do your patriotic duty and vote! Find your polling place today and make plans to participate in our democracy!
The 2021 Inauguration is still in the early stages of planning, and details won’t be finalized until after the November 3rd election. Sign up to our newsletter to ensure you are among the first to be informed!
The Presidential Election is only 26 days away, and people are already casting their votes all around the country! Stay tuned for more information about the 2021 Inauguration, we’ll post it here as it becomes available. You can also sign up to our newsletter to find out the latest news and ticket offers.
We here at Inauguraltickets.com hope everyone and their families are safe through this trying and complicated time. As primary elections around the country wrap up the election appears to be centered around Senator Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. Check back here for updates to the Presidential Inauguration, Inaugural Balls, and Inaugural Parade.
Rabbi Marvin Hier, who is the founder and dean of Simon Wiesenthal Center located in Los Angeles, will read an original prayer as well as a benediction each for President Trump and Vice President Pence at the Swearing In Ceremony.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee has released the 2017 Inaugural Parade lineup. In addition to these fine participants, there will be representatives from each branch of our military.
Singers of the 360 member Mormon Tabernacle Choir will be performing at the Swearing In Ceremony. The Choir has performed at many other Inaugurations dating back to President Taft.
Randy Rogers has announced he accepted an invitation to perform a special solo acoustic set at the Black Tie & Boots Ball on January 19th. The event is hosted by the Texas State Society in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
The Military Times has reported that over 13,000 military personnel will provide support for the security of the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. This includes over 5,000 active-duty service members and over 8,000 National Guard personnel.
Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran’s office has been inundated with requests for Inaugural Tickets since Donald Trump won the Presidential Election, it has been reported. “The groundswell of support for Mr. Trump in Mississippi gave us some indication of the level of interest Mississippians who might want to attend this inaugural ceremony in person” reports Chris Gallegos, who is a spokesman for Senator Cochran.
Jackie Evancho, the 16 year old opera singer made famous by finishing in second place on America’s Got Talent, has been chosen to sing the National Anthem at the Inauguration.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee has given us a first peek at the Inaugural week events. They’ve announced a rally, 2 sanctioned inaugural balls, and 1 inaugural ball saluting military and first responders. More details will be coming, so check back here soon!
Presidential Inaugural Committee Chairman Thomas Barrack Jr. said yesterday regarding President-Elect Trump’s Inauguration, “This inauguration, in particular, is intended to honor the democratic process and our country, which embraces debate, various points of view and independence in a united manner.”
The Presidential Inaugural Committee has launched a website where you can apply to volunteer for the Inaugural Parade or other events taking place around Washington DC.
*UPDATE 12/7*: The application period for Parade volunteers has ended.
Missouri Senator Roy Blunt, fresh off of a successful re-election campaign, has been put in charge of planning the Swearing In Ceremony. He is officially the chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, which is the committee which plans the Swearing In Ceremony and the proceeding luncheon.
President Elect Donald Trump has announced the leadership for the 2017 Presidential Inaugural Committee. The Presidential Inaugural Committee is in charge of planning all of the official events of inauguration day. They will be chaired by Thomas Barrack Jr., the founder and executive chairman of Colony Capital, a global investment firm.
President Elect Donald Trump has stated his desire to have his National Security team assembled and ready to hit the ground running immediately after he takes his oath of office, wasting no time implementing his agenda for the future of our country.
Donald Trumps transition team has taken up residence in Washington DC preparing to get a running start to prepare for the transition of power from the Obama administration. They will be meeting over the coming weeks with potential candidates for cabinet positions in the Trump Administration.
Donald J. Trump has become the 45th President of the United States! The tightly contested election roared into the early hours of the morning before the final call was made.
Continue to check back here for continual updates on the 2017 Presidential Inauguration.
Today is Election Day! The race is too close to call and every vote counts. So if you weren’t one of the many early voters, make your way to your polling station and cast your vote!
Tomorrow is the 58th Presidential Election! If you haven’t already, make sure you go out and vote! You can check if you are registered and where your local polling station is on our voter information page.
Dr. John Wykoff, the assistant professor of music theory and composition at Lee University in Cleveland, TN has been selected to compose the music for the Inaugural Ceremony.
The Pentagon has announced that the first rehearsal event for the Presidential Inauguration will take place on December 14th. Pentagon and Inaugural officials will meet to begin the arduous task of planning the 58th Presidential Inauguration ceremony.
The 2017 Presidential Election is only 2 weeks away! While Democrat Hillary Clinton seems to be ahead in the polls, even the experts are unable to say which candidate the country will elect. Make sure you are registered to vote!
The third and final Presidential Debate takes place tonight at 9:00pm EST. at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, NV. The debate is being run by Fox News, and will be moderated by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace.
Anticipation is building all around Washington D.C. for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. USA Today is reporting that hotels in Washington D.C. have begun offering extremely expensive hotel packages for groups of guests for the 2017 Inauguration. Prices are said to be in the 5 to 6 figures for the event.
The 48 piece Missouri State Choral will perform at the Inauguration, providing a fantastic soundtrack to the festivities as well as an unforgettable experience for the young musicians.
The Vice Presidential Debate will take place tomorrow October 4th at 9pm in Longwood University located in Farmville, VA. Squaring off will be Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia and Governor Mike Pence of Indiana. It will be moderated by Elaine Quijano of CBS News. While many topics are expected to be covered, both candidates are expected to court the woman vote heavily.
On Wednesday Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri will head the Presidential Inaugural Committee, and begin to plan out the Presidential Inauguration for 2017. He will be joined by Senator Chuck Schumer, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the House Speaker Paul Ryan, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson both failed to reach the 15% polling threshold to qualify for the first Presidential Debate, to be held on Monday, September 26th at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. The debate will be moderated by Lestor Holt, an anchor for NBC Nightly News.
Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appeared to collapse at a 9/11 memorial on Monday. The Clinton Campaign has stated former Senator Clinton is battling pneumonia, and today the campaign released additional health records stating that she remains healthy.
Meanwhile Republican Donald Trump appears to continue to make gains in key swing states, according to New York Times columnist Nate Silver.
Polling over the last week has shown Donald Trump making gains over Hillary Clinton in several key swing states.
Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for President of the United States, has agreed to 3 televised national debates with the Democratic Presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.