Sunday, January 13, 2013
Pointless Presidential Pfacts #26 - "The New 57"
When Barack Obama is inaugurated for a second term as President of the Untied States, it will be the 57th Inauguration ceremony since the U.S. Constitution began operating in 1789. So every four years, previously on a March 4th, now on a January 20th, the nation gathers to inaugurate a new presidential administration with the pomp and ceremony of royalty like that of old Europe. But it's an example of what makes the United States so unique and an example of the lasting power of the U.S. Constitution. Every four years, the power of the office goes from one individual to the next connecting the present, 2013, to the past, 1789 and the Revolutionary War two decades prior. No matter if it is your first swearing-in or your fourth, the oath of office is administered and a new term begins.