Takeovers in the United States: A Retrospective in Pictures


Joe Biden’s inauguration as President of the United States will be the 59th in the country’s history. As the years go by, the ceremony has become an increasingly significant event with more international following.

We review the photographs of the ceremony from the 19th century onwards. From the construction of the Capitol dome to the last ceremonies on a journey through the history of the United States.

Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration in 1861 for his first term as president

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Abraham Lincoln standing in the center of the Capitol staircase during his inauguration. The scaffolding was used for the construction of the dome of the building in 1861AP / 1861 AP

Theodore Roosevelt takes office in 1905 for his second term

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Roosevelt’s inauguration in 1905AP

Dwight D. Eisenhower inaugurated in 1957 for his second term

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Aerial view of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s second inaugurationAFP
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Vice President Richard Nixon laughs as a stray dog ​​joins the inaugural parade and walks past the White House in Washington, DC January 21, 1957AP

Investiture of John F. Kennedy in 1961

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President John F. Kennedy delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in on the Capitol in Washington. January 20, 1961AP
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Jacqueline Kennedy touches her husband’s face on Capitol Hill moments after he became president, January 20, 1961HENRY BURROUGHS/AP

Richard Nixon endowments in 1969 and 1973

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President Nixon acknowledges the applause after delivering his inaugural address during his second inauguration on the Capitol in Washington, DC, 01/22/1973AP
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Secret Service and security forces check a culvert along the Pennsylvania Avenue parade route for any potential hazards in preparationWashington, DC, January 20, 1969 / AP

Investiture of Jimmy Carter in 1977

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Supporters plan to travel all night, arriving in Washington in time for Carter’s inauguration on January 19, 1977.19 de enro de 1977 / AP

Ronald Reagan’s inauguration in 1981 for his first term

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President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan greet spectators on Capitol Hill following the inauguration ceremonyJanuary 20, 1981. AP
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President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan wave from their limousine during the inaugural parade in Washington, DC, on January 20, 1981AP

Investiture of George HW Bush in 1989

January 20, 1989. J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE / AP
Former President Ronald Reagan, his wife Nancy Reagan, new First Lady Barbara Bush and her husband President George Bush walk down the steps of the Capitol. WashingtonJanuary 20, 1989. J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE / AP
Washington D.C. 21 de enero de 1989 J. Scott Applewhite/ AP
George HW Bush looks at Lee Atwater, chairman of the Republican National Committee, during a concert after Bush was inaugurated.Washington D.C. 21 de enero de 1989 J. Scott Applewhite/ AP

Bill Clinton’s inaugurations in 1993 and 1997

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President Clinton hugs his daughter Chelsea and his wife Hillary after being sworn in on January 20, 1993.Amy Sancetta/AP
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Members of the Cheyenne tribe of Northern Montana sing as President Bill Clinton’s motorcade passes through Pennsylvania Avenue on January 20, 1993.Mark Lennihan/AP
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Bill Clinton is sworn in on Capitol Hill for his second term as President of the United States on January 20, 1997Timothy A. Clary/AFP

George W. Bush inaugurations in 2001 and 2005

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People are standing in the rain outside the US Capitol during George W. Bush’s inauguration ceremony. January 20, 2001Don Emmert/AFP
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George W. Bush and Laura Bush dance on January 20, 2005 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, USA Bush was sworn in for his second termPaul J.Richards / AFP

Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009 for his first term

January 20, 2009. Mark Ralston / AFP
Three Los Angeles Visitors Wear Barack Obama Sweatshirts On The National Walk After Obama Was Sworn InJanuary 20, 2009. Mark Ralston / AFP
Washington, D.C. enero de 2009. Mark Ralston/AFP
A group of students huddle together to sleep and keep warm as they wait on the National Mall before Barack Obama’s inauguration begins.Washington, D.C. enero de 2009. Mark Ralston/AFP
Washington, DC 20 de enero 2009. Jim Watson / AFP
Vice President Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama and US President Barack Obama after the inaugurationWashington, DC 20 de enero 2009. Jim Watson / AFP

Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2017

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Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir wait under the Capitol dome in Washington, before the swearing-in ceremony of the President-elect of the United StatesBrendan Smialowski / AFP
January 20, 2017. Jim Bourg / AP
President Donald Trump takes the oath of office as his wife Melania holds the Bible and their children watchJanuary 20, 2017. Jim Bourg / AP


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