Thursday, December 25, 2008

ABRAHAM LINCOLN, 16TH PRESIDENT - Because of threats against his life, Lincoln secretly slipped into Washington, D.C. prior to his inauguration. He then was sworn into office on March 4, 1861 in a public ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. Four years later, after being re-elected, his inauguration parade following the swearing-in ceremony was the first to include African-Americans.