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Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 07:42 PM EST

Richard M. Nixon's 1973 Inauguration Speech

Richard M. Nixon's 1973 Inauguration Speech

President Richard M. Nixon spoke to the country for his second address in 1973 as the Vietnam War was nearing an end, a time of protests and social upheaval. "Let us again learn to debate our differences with...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 07:42 PM EST

Richard M. Nixon's 1969 Inauguration Speech

Richard M. Nixon's 1969 Inauguration Speech

President Richard M. Nixon was elected when the United States was mired in a deeply unpopular war in Vietnam. Nixon talked of peace in his 1969 inaugural address, but U.S. military involvement continued until...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 07:43 PM EST

John F. Kennedy's 1961 Inauguration Speech

John F. Kennedy's 1961 Inauguration Speech

President John F. Kennedy delivered the most famous line of his presidency in his 1961 inaugural address, telling his fellow Americans: “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 07:43 PM EST

Lyndon B. Johnson's 1965 Inauguration Speech

Lyndon B. Johnson's 1965 Inauguration Speech

President Lyndon B. Johnson took office in 1963 when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. In 1965, after he was elected to a full term, he talked of the rapid changes the country faced but the unchanged...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 07:44 PM EST

Gerald Ford's 1974 Address

Gerald Ford's 1974 Address

President Gerald Ford took office in 1974 after President Richard Nixon was forced to resign. After he took the oath of office he said, "I assume the presidency under extraordinary circumstances, never before...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 07:39 PM EST

Ronald Reagan’s 1985 Inauguration Speech

Ronald Reagan’s 1985 Inauguration Speech

President Ronald Reagan’s second inauguration, in 1985, was held indoors because of bitterly cold temperatures, and the inauguration parade was canceled. He delivered his speech in the Rotunda of the Capitol....

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 07:39 PM EST

Bill Clinton's 1997 Inauguration Speech

Bill Clinton's 1997 Inauguration Speech

President Bill Clinton’s second inaugural speech in 1997 looked ahead to the next century. “The world is no longer divided into two hostile camps,” he said. “Instead now we are building bonds with nations...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 07:40 PM EST

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1945 Inauguration Speech

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1945 Inauguration Speech<br />

The United States was still at war when President Franklin D. Roosevelt began his unprecedented fourth term in 1945. “In the days and the years that are to come we shall work for a just and honorable peace, a...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 07:40 PM EST

George W. Bush's 2001 Inauguration Speech

George W. Bush's 2001 Inauguration Speech

President George W. Bush won a closely contested and contentious race, with his competitor Vice President Al Gore taking the popular vote, and only after the U.S. Supreme Court halted a statewide recount in...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 07:40 PM EST

Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1933 Inauguration Speech

Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1933 Inauguration Speech

President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his first inaugural speech in 1933 immediately moved to restore confidence among Americans struggling in the Great Depression, saying “Let me assert my firm belief that the...

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