My Fellow Americans: Memorable Inauguration Speech Quotations

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  • Ronald Reagan, Jan. 20, 1981
  • George H.W. Bush, Jan. 20, 1989
  • Bill Clinton, Jan. 20, 1993
  • George W. Bush, Jan. 20, 2001
  • Barack Obama, Jan. 20, 2009
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  • Abraham Lincoln, March 4, 1861
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt, March 4, 1933
  • John F. Kennedy, Jan. 20, 1961
  • Lyndon B. Johnson, Jan. 20, 1965
  • Richard M. Nixon, Jan. 20, 1973
  • Gerald Ford, Aug. 9, 1974 (after Nixon's resignation)

George W. Bush, Jan. 20, 2001

"America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens."

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