Use quotation marks to search for phrases
(e.g."State of the Union")

   
 Advanced Search

INTRODUCING
THE NEW C-SPAN CLASSROOM WEBSITE

Visit and bookmark the new C-SPAN Classroom website at https://www.c-span.org/classroom

Existing C-SPAN Classroom Members:

Follow the link above and, on the home page, click on the red LOG IN button.

For New C-SPAN Classroom Members:

Follow the link above and, on the home page, click on the black SIGN UP button.

2013 Presidential Inauguration


AIR DATE: Monday, January 21, 2013
OVERVIEW:

President Obama addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the public inauguration ceremony for his second term on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. In his remarks he stressed national unity and called on lawmakers cooperate with one another to confront issues such as climate change, job creation, civil rights, and budget issues, saying “We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate.” The ceremony also included the musical performances, a poetry reading, the oaths of office for president and vice president. 

 

KEYWORDS: Washington Politics, Executive Branch, Inauguration