#FedFeed – How 2 founding fathers created standards for inaugurations

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With the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump only days away, a number of federal organizations and agencies devoted to preserving the history of the federal government have been sharing information and trivia about presidential inaugurations. Here’s a look at two of the earliest inaugurations, in the days of the Founding Fathers.

The National Archives currently has on display George Washington’s inaugural speech and the Bible he swore on:

Meanwhile, Thomas Jefferson was the first President sworn in in Washington, D.C. The White House Historical Association explores some other precedents he set:

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