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American History Tellers

Presidential Inaugurations: Traditions, Crisis, and Unity | 1

As America prepares to swear in a new president, we’ll look back to the inaugurations of the past. Jim Bendat, author of Democracy’s Big Day: The Inauguration of Our President, 1789-2013, joins us as we cover the friction between the outgoing and incoming president, the Capitol Hill breach on January 6th,  and how inaugurations have served as a powerful reminder of the strength of American democracy, even in times of crisis.

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