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1869 Ulysses S. Grant

1869 Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant ushered in a golden era of presidential inaugurations.  His 1869 inaugural parade was grander than any before, as eight full divisions of soldiers marched down Pennsylvania Avenue. Windows overlooking the parade route sold for extravagant prices, and for the first time ever special tickets were required for admission to the Capitol on inauguration day.

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Vice-President Wade Administering the Oath to Schuyler Colfax.

The Inauguration of President Grant, March 4, 1869.

The Inauguration of Ulysses S. Grant as President of the United States, March 4th, 1869—Chief Justice Chase Administering the Oath of Office—The Scene on and near the East Portico of the Capitol, Washington, D.C.