Mr. Russell’s Classroom: A look back at past inaugurations

Mr. Russell’s Classroom is getting you prepared for the US Presidential Inauguration. It will take place January 20th.  In today’s lesson, we find out that the inauguration has to happen on January 20th because of the 20th Amendment. The Constitution states the terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January and the terms of their successors shall begin.

This inauguration will be historic.  For the first time, a woman will be sworn in as Vice President. Kamala Harris will take the oath for Vice President.  She is one of four women who have made it on the ballot of a major party running for US President or Vice President.  Sen. Kamala Harris is not only the first woman to become the second most powerful person in the world, but the first to graduate from a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), first Black, and first of South Asian descent to hold the office.

Take note in Mr. Russell’s Classroom and learn more about past inaugurations from which the President gave the longest speech to some of the best quotes from some of the speeches.


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