Given the historic nature of today’s event, it is not surprising that words fail to adequately capture the excitement. Luckily, Big Picture has intervened, providing us with an inside look into the inaugural preparations.
Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States
Bartleby has collected all 43, and soon to be 44, Presidential inaugural addresses in one convenient place.
- Presidential Inauguration Videos
If text just doesn’t cut it, click through to watch a century of inaugural addresses. (via Kottke)
- The Inauguration Index
GOOD has compiled a data set of cost and statistics regarding the inauguration. Poor D.C. is stuck with quite a hefty bill for a day’s celebration. Also check out GOOD‘s primer of those chosen to serve in the next cabinet.
- Inaugural Words: 1789 to the Present
In yet another excellent interactive feature, the New York Times reveals the most prominent words in a history of inaugural addresses. (via infosthetics)
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Congratulations to Barack Hussein Obama—the 44th President of the United States of America!
Originally published January 19, 2009