The 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1933, changed the date of Presidential Inaugurations from March 4th to JANUARY 20th.
Franklin Roosevelt stated in his Inaugural Address, 1945: “Almighty God has blessed our land.”
Harry S Truman, 1949: “We believe that all men are created equal because they are created in the image of God.”
Dwight Eisenhower, 1953: “This is the work that awaits us all, to be done with bravery, with charity, and with prayer to Almighty God.”
John F. Kennedy, 1961: “The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.”
Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965: “The judgment of God is harshest on those who are most favored.” Richard Nixon, 1969: “As all are born equal in dignity before God, all are born equal in dignity before man.”
Gerald Ford, 1974: “To do what is right as God gives me to see the right.”
Jimmy Carter, 1977: “‘What does the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.'”
Ronald Reagan, 1981: “With God’s help, we can and will resolve the problems which now confront us. And after all, why shouldn’t we believe that? We are Americans.”
Self-Educated American contributing editor, William J. Federer, is the bestselling author of “Backfired: A Nation Born for Religious Tolerance no Longer Tolerates Religion,” and numerous other books. A frequent radio and television guest, his daily American Minute is broadcast nationally via radio, television, and Internet. Check out all of Bill’s books here.