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Presidential Elections

Inaugurations and the First One Hundred Days

Is Inauguration Day always held on the same day?

Yes. Inauguration Day originally took place on March 4, giving electors from each state nearly four months after Election Day to cast their ballots for president. In 1933, the Constitution’s Twentieth Amendment officially changed the date to January 20, in an effort to expedite the change in presidential administrations. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s second inauguration in 1937 was the first to take place on the new date.



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