From Candidate to President
William Henry Harrison - Late President of the United States The inaugural oath marks the transformation of a citizen into a president and the pressure to transform a campaign promise into an administrative policy. In his 1841 inaugural address, the longest address in history, William Henry Harrison described the dangers a candidate faces after winning a presidential election:
Image 1 of President's platform inauguration ceremonies January twentieth, 1937. Admit the bearer to the Senate wing of the Capitol and through the rotunda door to the President's platform. Every four years, on a crisp January day, a president will take the oath of office.