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The Inauguration


Uncle Sam, the word spy, wants you to take a minute and test your knowledge.

Match the word(s) in the left-hand column to complete the questions or statements in the right-hand column. Check your answers.

January 20th A. The place where the inauguration takes place
Song the band plays at the inauguration B. A ceremony to swear in the President
Inauguration C. Inauguration day
Inaugural ball D. Speech
Inaugural address E. Hail to the Chief
Oath F. Fancy dance
Capitol Building G. Vow, promise


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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.

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