Senate Majority LeaderMitch McConnell
Senate Democratic LeaderCharles E. Schumer
Speaker of the HousePaul D. Ryan
House Majority LeaderKevin McCarthy
House Democratic LeaderNancy Pelosi
For more than 200 years America’s citizens have witnessed the Inauguration ceremonies of the President and Vice President of the United States. From the first Inauguration of George Washington, in New York City, in 1789, to today, as we prepare for the 57th quadrennial Presidential Inauguration, the swearing-in ceremonies represents both national renewal and continuity of leadership. As each president has offered a vision for America’s future, we reflect on the heritage of Inaugurations past.