Answers to Questions on the Discover Card for Kids
Spreading the News
What is the first-known photograph of an inauguration?
President Harry Truman was the first president
to have inauguration broadcast on television in what year?
Which President's inaugural was the first to
be broadcast on the Internet?
d. Bill Clinton
Taking the Oath
The Oath of Office transforms a citizen into a president and,
according to the second article of the Constitution, signals the
beginning of a new administration.
Whose inauguration on January 20, 1985 was the
coldest inauguration on record, with a noontime high of 7?
Whose inauguration was so rainy that everyone
needed an umbrella?
a. Benjamin Harrison
Early parades were mostly military escorts, but by 1841, floats,
citizens groups, and bands became standard.
Whose inaugural parade was the first to include
a reviewing stand for the president?
In what year were African Americans first invited
to participate in the parade?
What was the first year that women marched in
Which President was the first to have his wife
ride with him during the parade?
c. William H. Taft
Since George Washington in 1789, every president
has delivered an inaugural address, ranging from 8,445 words, to
just 135. George Washington gave the shortest inaugural address.
Can you find which president gave the longest address?
William H. Harrison
Match the President to the quotes from their
a. Thomas Jefferson
b. John F. Kennedy
c. Franklin Roosevelt
d. Abraham Lincoln
c. "[It is] my firm belief that the only thing
we have to fear is fear itself. . . ."
a. "We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists."
b. "[A]sk not what your country can do for you--ask
what you can do for your country."
d. ". . . [T]o bind up the nation's wounds; to
care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow
and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just,
and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."
Warren G. Harding was the first president to
ride to and from his inauguration by an automobile. In what year
was the president Harding's inauguration?