Sixteen presidents before Barack Obama got a second chance at giving an inaugural address for the ages. Here are some of them.
George Washington delivered his inaugural address in April 1789 in New York’s old city hall before members of Congress. Painting by T.H. Matteson; engraved on steel by H.S. Sadd. His second inauguration was March 5, 1793, in Philadelphia. T.H. Matteson/Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Buy Photo