Second inauguration of Woodrow Wilson

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Second presidential inauguration of Woodrow Wilson
Inauguration ceremonies at the Capitol.
DateMarch 4, 1917; 106 years ago (1917-03-04) (private)
March 5, 1917 (1917-03-05) (public)
LocationUnited States Capitol,
Washington, D.C.
Organized byJoint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
ParticipantsWoodrow Wilson
28th president of the United States
— Assuming office

Edward Douglass White
Chief Justice of the United States
— Administering oath

Thomas R. Marshall
28th vice president of the United States
— Assuming office

Willard Saulsbury Jr.
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
— Administering oath
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The second inauguration of Woodrow Wilson as president of the United States was held privately on Sunday, March 4, 1917, at the President's Room inside the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., and publicly on Monday, March 5, 1917, at the East Portico of the Capitol. This was the 33rd inauguration and marked the commencement of the second and final four-year term of both Woodrow Wilson as president and Thomas R. Marshall as vice president. Chief Justice Edward D. White administered the presidential oath of office to Wilson.[1]

Crowds of men in Washington for the inauguration assaulted women who were picketing the White House and demanding that women get the right to vote. Press coverage of the violence and the women's suffrage movement overshadowed that of the inauguration itself.[2]

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  1. ^ "The 33rd Presidential Inauguration: Woodrow Wilson, March 05, 1917". United States Senate. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  2. ^ Defending The Ballot Box (audio interview with Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law)

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