I added a link to President Obam’s speech . .
The president will be giving his inauguration speech and I thought it would be interesting to see what other presidents have had to say.
I did a Google Search and found a web site that has a list of all the presidential inauguration speeches. The site is from Yale Law School – Avalon Law Project The Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents .
They have a full list although some of the links are broken but if you are interested in what Jefferson, Grant , McKinley or Wilson had to say in the second term inauguration speech then you can read it on that web page.
I sent an e-mail to Yale Law School – Avalon Law Project telling them about the broken links and they replied:
Thanks for your email.
We are currently overhauling the entire Avalon project. This overhaul involves technological and feature improvements including enhanced search functionality.
This project has been over a year in the making, and while we are in the process of overhauling the project we are not making corrections and adding content.
However, we do have a list of corrections and updates to include when we roll out the updated site (they will be much easier to correct once these technological updates are made).
I checked and your initial request is in the queue.
Margaret Chisholm for lawref.
I also found two of the speeches in old newspapers and I give you those links here: