Presidential Inauguration Stories

10 Interesting Facts About the Presidential Election

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Across the country, citizens are exercising their right to vote on Election Day. Ahead of 2016’s historic election, we decided to research the history of the presidential election. Here are 10 interesting facts we learned about the presidential election. A candidate has won the popular vote…

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Meet Our 2017 Inauguration Heritage Festival Adjudicators

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The Inauguration Heritage Festival only happens every four years. On January 20, 2017, students have the opportunity to be in the nation’s capital for this historic event, then perform at an adjudicated festival! At our 2017 Inauguration Heritage festival, students will perform before a panel…

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Meet Smithsonian Expert Chris Wilson

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The story of our democracy is written everyday by citizens – and especially by young people –  who help to shape our future with their decisions. This pivotal Inauguration will be one of those seminal moments. Chris Wilson, director of the African American History Program at…

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6 Flag Day Facts

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Happy Flag Day! In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation declaring June 14 Flag Day. Congress followed the proclamation in 1949 by enacting a statue that officially recognized Flag Day. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States which occurred…

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QUIZ: Presidential Inauguration – A First Time For Everything

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The 2017 Presidential Inauguration is fast approaching and this year’s ceremony is sure to see at least a few history-making firsts. Will the United States swear its first woman into office? First business billionaire? Maybe the 2017 Presidential Inauguration will be the first recorded by…

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