Which Presidential Inaugural Address was Best?
This question just came in from a fan of the National Archives:
“Is there a consensus as to which presidential inaugural address was the best? I recognize that in this case “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and it may be more accurate to think of the top five rather than single one out. Any advice would be appreciated.”
Photo of President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivering his fourth Inaugural Address, 1/20/45.
Help a fellow out. Which Presidential inaugural addresses are at the top of your list?
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- claytonstonecipher answered: I can’t remember his name but, it was hours long. also he was the first Indiana governor
- anthonypadovano answered: Can’t get much better than both Lincoln’s first and second, right?
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- jaakkosantiago answered: not obomas
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- thetalkingsh0p answered: Lincolns 2nd
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- the-invisible-gardener answered: Hoover
- smithacademyhistory answered: Lincoln’s First Inaugrual- “…better angels of our nature.” Pure poetry.
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- mrsjimgordon answered: President Kennedys… “Ask NOT!..”
- tecumsehtemple answered: Lincoln’s Second
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- obitoftheday answered: Lincoln’s 2nd Inaugural is a classic. William Henry Harrison’s because it was the longest, and probably killed him.
- upsimba answered: JFK
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