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Four More Years: Presidential Inaugurations
An hour of stories about a few high-stakes inaugurations from the past.
January 11, 2013
JFK Inaugural Address
John F. Kennedy's 1961 inaugural address remains one of the most famous presidential speeches.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
JFK Presidential Library
January 20, 1961
Sunrise at Monticello
Jefferson and his connection to partisanship in early America.
3 Quarks Daily
July 19, 2021
Segregation Now, Segregation Forever: The Infamous Words of George Wallace
Radio Diaries tells the story behind those infamous words, and the man who delivered them.
August 6, 2020
Calling on Lincoln
A new book explores Abraham Lincoln's interactions with African Americans during his presidency.
Los Angeles Review of Books
June 16, 2022
How Historians Say Abraham Lincoln Is Quoted and Misquoted
As Presidents' Day approaches, historians look back at the most notable recent uses and misuses of "the Great Emancipator's" words.
Olivia B. Waxman
February 11, 2021
The Presidential Transition That Shattered America
A Trump-Biden transition is sure to be scary. But it’d be hard to beat Buchanan-Lincoln.
October 28, 2020
George Washington's Biggest Battle? With his Dentures, Made From Hippo Ivory and Maybe Slaves' Teeth
The British were a pain, to be sure, but what really caused him trouble were his teeth.
July 2, 2019
Losing Our Civil Religion
Trump's unbridled rhetorical rampage has stripped the presidency of its moral ambition and authority.
John D. Carlson
Religion & Politics
September 26, 2017
The Most Contentious Presidential Transition in American History
Was Abraham Lincoln's the most tumultuous presidential transition in American history?
James M. McPherson
November 22, 2016
George Washington scales new heights.
The New Yorker
September 20, 2010
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