"Almighty God has Blessed Our Land." - Harry S Truman - January 20
- 2013 1 Jan
The 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1933, changed the date of Presidential Inaugurations from March 4th to JANUARY 20th. Franklin Roosevelt stated in his 1945 Inaugural Address: "Almighty God has blessed our land." Harry S Truman said in his Inaugural, 1949: "We believe that all men are created equal because they are created in the image of God." In his 1953 Inaugural, Dwight Eisenhower commented: "This is the work that awaits us all, to be done with bravery, with charity, and with prayer to Almighty God." In 1961, John F. Kennedy remarked in his Inaugural: "The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God." Lyndon B. Johnson said in his Inaugural, 1965: "The judgment of God is harshest on those who are most favored." Richard Nixon, 1969, remarked in his Inaugural: "As all are born equal in dignity before God, all are born equal in dignity before man." Jimmy Carter, in his 1977 Inaugural, said: "'What does the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.'" In 1981, Ronald Reagan stated in his Inaugural: "With God's help, we can and will resolve the problems which now confront us. And after all, why shouldn't we believe that? We are Americans."