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The old Federal Hall in New York. Credit: Mount Vernon

The First Presidential Inauguration Took Place in New York

Today, New Yorker Donald J. Trump will be sworn-in as president of the United States in Washington, D.C. Every swearing-in since 1801, except some cases that followed the death of the president, has taken place there. However, the first inauguration, that of President George Washington, took place right here in New York.

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