Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States
Logos Bible Software 1998
Inaugural addresses from George Washington to Barack Obama-and everyone in between-are included in this resource. Each inaugural address is intended to set the tone for the subsequent administration. Now you can read these addresses and see if the goals set forth by each administration were met.
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." —Executive Oath of Office, United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8
Making the Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States a part of your Logos Bible Software library allows you to take advantage of tools for in-text searching and the ease of incorporating these documents into your study workspace. When preparing for a sermon or studying a current political or social issue, it is easy to overlook the precedents established by the history of America. Your Logos Bible Software is a tool for historical analysis as you incorporate the Presidential addresses, allowing you to engage in a more informed topical study.
- Photos of all 44 Presidents
- Brief historical information to many of the inaugurations
Note: Five of the 44 U. S. Presidents did not give inauguration speeches, but only took the Executive Oath of Office.
Notable Quotations from these Documents
"Having thus imparted to you my sentiments as they have been awakened by the occasion which brings us together, I shall take my present leave; but not without resorting once more to the benign Parent of the Human Race in humble supplication that, since He has been pleased to favor the American people with opportunities for deliberating in perfect tranquillity, and dispositions for deciding with unparalleled unanimity on a form of government for the security of their union and the advancement of their happiness, so His divine blessing may be equally conspicuous in the enlarged views, the temperate consultations, and the wise measures on which the success of this Government must depend."
—George Washington, Thursday, April 30, 1789, in the City of New York.
"In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shank from this responsibility—I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it—and the glow from that fire can truly light the world. And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country."
—John F. Kennedy, Friday, January 20, 1961