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On January 20th, 2021, Joe Biden will deliver his inaugural address – the first speech he will give as president. The history of the address goes back to 1789, with George Washington's first. The inaugural address provides hope to a nation, letting them know that the best is yet to come, that days of glory and happiness are ahead.

From November 18th until January 19th, I'll be publishing a new address everyday read by myself or someone else. Look out for the book, My Fellow Americans, on January 20th as well. It brings together each address along with essays from presidential scholars.

My Fellow Americans: The Inaugural Addresses of the U.S. Presidents Yuvraj Singh

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On January 20th, 2021, Joe Biden will deliver his inaugural address – the first speech he will give as president. The history of the address goes back to 1789, with George Washington's first. The inaugural address provides hope to a nation, letting them know that the best is yet to come, that days of glory and happiness are ahead.

From November 18th until January 19th, I'll be publishing a new address everyday read by myself or someone else. Look out for the book, My Fellow Americans, on January 20th as well. It brings together each address along with essays from presidential scholars.

    Donald Trump's Inaugural Address – 01/20/2017

    Donald Trump's Inaugural Address – 01/20/2017

    Donald Trump delivered his inaugural address on January 20th, 2017. For the 2nd time in the 21st century, a president who had not won the popular vote had won the electoral vote. The race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was a contentious one and it was in many respects a presidency defined by the norms it broke. On January 6th, 2021, a mob broke into the Capitol Building in an attack stoked by the Presidents rhetoric, as well as those of others. Trump was twice impeached by the House of Representatives and, in the 2020 election, lost the electoral and popular vote to Joe Biden – who will be sworn in as the 46th President on January 20th, 2021.

    The cover art is a photo of Donald Trump.

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    Barack Obama's 2nd Inaugural Address – 01/20/2013

    Barack Obama's 2nd Inaugural Address – 01/20/2013

    Barack Obama delivered his second inaugural address on January 20th, 2013. Obama defeated Mitt Romney to win his 2nd term, which saw implementation of the ACA, a mounting and continued fight against climate change, and rapprochement with Cuba & Iran. It also saw the winding down of US forces in Afghanistan, though they still remain. His 2nd term saw more stalling as well, after Republicans took control of the Senate in 2014, eventually blocking him from nominating a Supreme Court Justice.

    The cover art is a photo of Barack Obama.

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    Barack Obama's 1st Inaugural Address – 01/20/2009

    Barack Obama's 1st Inaugural Address – 01/20/2009

    Barack Obama delivered his first inaugural address on January 20th, 2009. As the first Black president, Barack Obama was historic in more ways than one. His inauguration saw more than one million in attendance, the highest yet. He took the reins of the executive office at a perilous time, with the economy standing on the edge of a knife. Though the US clawed back safety, the Great Recession left an indelible mark on the country. His biggest achievement, the Affordable Care Act (popularly Obamacare) brought insurance to millions who didn’t have it.

    The cover art is a photo of Barack Obama.

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    George W. Bush's 2nd Inaugural Address – 01/20/2005

    George W. Bush's 2nd Inaugural Address – 01/20/2005

    George W. Bush delivered his second inaugural address on January 20th, 2005. Just as his first term was consumed with the terrorist attacks of 9/11, before 2005 was over, Hurricane Katrina hit. The Category 5 hurricane caused almost 2,000 deaths and more than $120 billion in damage. It was one of the worst natural disasters in United States in history and Bush received criticism for his response. Years later, the Great Recession began under his term. When he left, his approval rating was in the mid-20s.

    The cover art is a photo of George W. Bush.

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    • 21 min
    George W. Bush's 1st Inaugural Address – 01/20/2001

    George W. Bush's 1st Inaugural Address – 01/20/2001

    George W. Bush delivered his first inaugural address on January 20th, 2001. His electoral win was a contentious won; though he won the electoral vote, he had lost the popular vote (Donald Trump would repeat that feat just 16 years later). But whatever the circumstances, they were quickly forgotten when just 8 months later, he would face the most trying task for his presidency – the terrorist attacks of 9/11. They would come to define the Bush presidency, as well as the beginning of the 21st century in the United States.

    The cover art is a photo of George W. Bush.

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    • 15 min
    Bill Clinton's 2nd Inaugural Address – 01/20/1997

    Bill Clinton's 2nd Inaugural Address – 01/20/1997

    Bill Clinton delivered his second inaugural address on January 20th, 1997. The presidency of Bill Clinton helped shape the Democratic party into the 21st century. His image began to take a beating through the sexual misconduct investigations and subsequent impeachment, though his approval ratings remained surprisingly high. By the time he left office, it was in the mid-60s – beating out Reagan by a slim point.

    The cover art is a photo of Bill Clinton surrounded by a crowd.

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