Inaugural Speeches In his second inaugural speech, Nixon, a conservative Republican, rails against big government and its "condescending policies of paternalism." He demands that government "learn to take less from people so that people can do more for themselves."
Inaugural Speeches Heavily criticized for his economic programs and federal deregulation, Reagan was vulnerable when he ran for reelection. But the Gipper won in a landslide, carrying every state except for Minnesota and the District of Columbia.
Inaugural Speeches Carter was a complete newcomer on the national stage when he ran for president in 1976. But in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal, public dissatisfaction with the Republican Party helped propel him to victory.
Inaugural Speeches George H.W. Bush ran for president on Ronald Reagan's coattails, but also tried to distance himself from what some saw as his predecessor's harsh social policies. Here, in his inaugural address, Bush calls for a "kinder gentler nation."
Inaugural Speeches In his bid for president, Reagan asked voters, "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" He won convincingly and the GOP seized control of the Senate for the first time since 1952, marking the start of the so-called "Reagan Revolution."
Inaugural Speeches Bill Clinton adopted the conservative theme of personal responsibility from the Republicans. In his first inaugural, he tells the country, "We must do what America does best: offer more opportunity to all and demand more responsibility from all."
Inauguration 2013 Season: 1 President Barack Obama gives his inauguration speech before hundred's of thousands on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Obama called on Congress to act as 'One People.'
President Obama knows a debate over deficits and entitlement programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is straight ahead. As Major Garrett reports, he used his second inaugural speech to tell Republicans these pillars of the great society must remain.
Entertainment Tonight Season: 32 President Barack Obama was inaugurated into his second term on Monday, becoming the 21st American president to serve two terms. At the Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball later in the day, the stars reacted to President Obama's inauguration speech....
At the Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball, the stars react to President Obama's inauguration speech for his second term in office.Stars React to Obama's Inaug. Speech
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., today criticized President Obama's inauguration speech Monday as detrimental to bipartisanship, and said it's "clear" from his remarks that "the era of liberalism is back."
Barack Obama 2013 Inauguration Speech
Inaugural Speeches This grainy newsreel of William McKinley being sworn into office is the first motion picture ever made of a presidential inauguration. Within six months, McKinley would be killed by an assassin, and Teddy Roosevelt would become president.
Barack Obama has taken the oath of office and been sworn in as America's 44th president - and the country's first African-American leader.
More than one million people gathered in the National Mall in a wintry Washington DC, to see Mr Obama take the oath shortly after 1200 (1700 GMT).
He used his inaugural address to vow to begin the work of "remaking America".
Barack Obama takes the oath of office.