President William J. Clinton’s First Inaugural Address, January 20, 1993*

My fellow citizens, today we celebrate the mystery of American renewal. This ceremony is held in the depth of winter, but by the words we speak and the faces we show the world, we force the spring, a spring reborn in the world’s oldest democracy that brings forth the vision and courage to reinvent America.Continue reading “President William J. Clinton’s First Inaugural Address, January 20, 1993*”

President George H.W. Bush’s Inaugural Address, January 20, 1989*

Mr. Chief Justice, Mr. President, Vice President Quayle, Senator Mitchell, Speaker Wright, Senator Dole, Congressman Michel, and fellow citizens, neighbors, and friends: There is a man here who has earned a lasting place in our hearts and in our history. President Reagan, on behalf of our nation, I thank you for the wonderful things thatContinue reading “President George H.W. Bush’s Inaugural Address, January 20, 1989*”

President Ronald W. Reagan’s Second Inaugural Address, January 21, 1985*

Senator Mathias, Chief Justice Burger, Vice President Bush, Speaker O’Neill, Senator Dole, reverend clergy, and members of my family and friends and my fellow citizens: This day has been made brighter with the presence here of one who, for a time, has been absent. Senator John Stennis, God bless you and welcome back. There is,Continue reading “President Ronald W. Reagan’s Second Inaugural Address, January 21, 1985*”