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PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATIONS
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Inaugural Balls


Most inaugurations have closed with one or more gala balls held in hotels, temporary buildings, or some of the larger government buildings in Washington. At the request of several presidents, no balls were held from 1913-1929 and from 1937-1945.




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The National Museum, site of James A. Garfield's Inaugural Ball. Library of Congress
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01 : Presidential Inaugurations / Intro
02 : Inauguration Site
03 : Inauguration Day
04 : Inaugurations and Technology
05 : Inaugural Oath and Address
06 : Inaugural Balls
07 : Inaugural Parades

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