Friday, June 1, 2012

President Coolidge's Inauguration - 1925

Country: United States
On March 4, 1925, Calvin Coolidge was inaugurated the 30th President of the United States. He was sworn in by Chief Justice William H. Taft on the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol. Coolidge was already President after the death of President Harding in 1923 and this was to become his only elected term.
From this old silent newsreel, you'll see Coolidge along with his wife and Senator Curtis leaving by automobile. You'll see the swearing in and the many bands that played in the parade in Washington, DC. Also there is official duties and speeches at various events including Arlington National Cemetery.
Calvin Coolidge died in January of 1933 and had some important firsts: his inauguration was the first broadcast on radio, he was the first President to make a sound film, and was the first to be on a coin during his lifetime.
Even many years ago, the Inauguration of a President was a grand event.
Filmed: March 4, 1925

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