President George Washington's First Inaugural Speech (1789)

President George Washington's First Inaugural Speech (1789)

On April 30, 1789, George Washington took the oath as the first president of the United States. The oath was administered by Robert R. Livingston, the Chancellor of New York, on a second floor balcony of Federal Hall, above a crowd assembled in the streets to witness this historic event.

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