‘When times change, so must we’


In 1961, John F. Kennedy became the first - and so far the only - Roman Catholic sworn in as president.

In 1974, Gerald R. Ford became the first unelected vice president to be sworn in as president.

In 1997, Bill Clinton's inauguration was the first to be broadcast live on the Internet.

In 2005, for George W Bush's swearing-in, officials designed anti-counterfeiting security into the tickets for the first time.

In 2009, Barack Obama became not only the first African-American to be sworn in as president, but also the first to be born in Hawaii.

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