President Lincoln's Inauguration Re-enactment


AIR DATE: Saturday, March 5, 2011
OVERVIEW:
Actor Sam Waterston recites Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural address to mark the 150th anniversary of his swearing-in as president of the United States on March 4, 1861. The oath of office was re-enacted and Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer delivered remarks. As was the sequence in 1861, the swearing-in follows the reading of the inaugural address.
KEYWORDS: History and Society, Executive Branch, Abraham Lincoln, American History TV, Civil War