Inauguration Day: Looking Back to Look Ahead
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President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, Jan. 20, will mark the last stop on the transition of power, which has been marked by distrust, misinformation and riots. As he becomes the nation's 46th president, Biden not only faces a deeply divided country but one facing an economic crisis, as well as the deadly coronavirus pandemic. But he’s not the first president to walk such a treacherous path. Noted University of Denver historian Susan Schulten shares some tales from inaugurations past that help us frame and add context to the first days of a new presidency.
- The Presidential Transition That Shattered America
- Schulten at DU virtual event "Insurrection at the Capitol"
- Schulten's book, "America in 100 Maps"
- Register for DU event, "Inauguration Day: What Can the Biden Administration Hope to Achieve?" to see Schulten live via Zoom