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Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933 Presidential Inauguration

Franklin D. Roosevelt Inauguration, 1933

Franklin D. Roosevelt Inauguration, 1933

Washington, DC
Sunday, January 20, 2013

President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his first inaugural address after being sworn in by Chief Justice Charles Hughes on March 4, 1933. It was the last inaugural ceremony held in March. The 20th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1933, moved the start of the presidential term to January 20.

Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 4:32pm (ET)

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