Format Film, Video
Contributors Evans, Clark
Language English
Subjects Lincoln, Abraham
Motion Pictures
Obama, Barack
The Book Lincoln and Obama Have In Common
Contributor Names
Evans, Clark (Curator)
Subject Headings
-  Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
-  Obama, Barack
-  Motion Pictures
Motion Pictures
-  Chief Justice Roger B. Taney administered the oath of office to Abraham Lincoln using the Bible of a court clerk. With the brief words, "I, Abraham Lincoln, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States," Lincoln was sworn in as the sixteenth President. The ceremony was witnessed by Clerk of the Supreme Court, William Thomas Carroll, who recorded the occasion in the back of this Bible. On January 20, 2009, President Barack Obama chose this same Bible for his historic inauguration ceremony.
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