Inauguration of John F. Kennedy; swearing-in ceremony as he assumes office of the President in Washington D.C., United States.
Washington DC USA Date:1961, January 20 Duration:6 min 20 sec Sound:Yes
Inauguration of the office of the President of the United States. John F. Kennedy at desk. A large crowd gathers at Pennsylvania Avenue to witness the swearing in ceremony of President Kennedy in Washington D.C., United States. Vice President Lyndon Johnson being sworn in followed by Kennedy. Chief Justice of Supreme Court makes Kennedy take the oath of office of the President. Kennedy being congratulated by Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. Kennedy in his speech emphasizes on the adherence to human rights and warns Soviet Union against their increasing influence in Latin American countries. He talks about protecting the interests of these nations. President Kennedy enjoys lunch with other dignitaries. A procession leads the new President to the White House. Kennedy reviews a parade by the soldiers. A patrol boat float at the parade. President and the first lady attend a ball at Columbia armory.
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