Barack H. Obama is sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts as the 44th president of the United States on the West Front of the Capitol as his wife Michelle looks on Jan. 20, 2009 in Washington, DC.
U.S. President George W. Bush takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist while first lady Laura Bush, Jenna Bush and Barbara Bush look on during the inaugural ceremony Jan. 20, 2005 in Washington, D.C.
George W. Bush, with his wife Laura holding a Bible, is sworn in as 43rd President of the United States by Supreme Court Chief Justice William Renquist, right, on Jan. 20, 2001 outside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC.
Bill Clinton, as U.S. President, takes the oath of office from William Rehnquist, as U.S. Justice in Chief, while Chelsea and HillaryRodham Clinton watch on Jan. 20, 1997.
Bill Clinton takes the presidential oath of office to become 42nd President of United States on Jan. 20, 1993.
Ronald Reagan, as U.S. President, takes the oath of office from Warren Burger, Chief Justice of the United States on Jan. 21, 1985 as his wife Nancy watches.
U.S. President Jimmy Carter takes the oath of office from US Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger on Jan. 20, 1977. Wife Rosalynn Carter holds the Bible.
Richard M. Nixon with wife Pat after taking oath of office on Jan. 20, 1969 to become the 37th U.S. president.
Richard M. Nixon was sworn into the Presidency for the second time on Jan. 20, 1973.
John F. Kennedy, as U.S. president, gives his inaugural speech on Jan. 20, 1961.
The Inaugural Ballroom in the Pension Office Building, currently the National Building Museum, is decorated for President William H. Taft January 20, 1909 in Washington D.C.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaks at his Inauguration for the 4th time January 20, 1945 in Washington D.C.
A crowd gathers outside the south portico of the White House to attend Franklin D. Roosevelt's 4th Inaugural speech January 20, 1945 in Washington D.C.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt tips his hat to the crowd after taking the Oath of Office as President of the United States for his third consecutive term January 20, 1941 in Washington D.C.
Franklin D. Roosevelt takes the Oath of Office as President of the United States in January 20, 1933 in Washington D.C.
Dwight D. Eisenhower takes the Oath of Office as the President of the United States during his Inauguration January 20, 1953 in Washington D.C. Also pictured is former president Harry S. Truman, left, and Richard M. Nixon, right.
President Harry S. Truman waves to the crowd during a parade after his Inauguration speech January 20, 1949 in Washington D.C.
People stand in the rain for inauguration of Herbert C. Hoover on March 4, 1929 as he is sworn in as the 31st president.
President Grover Cleveland reads his inaugural address as the 24th president of the United States in a ceremony administered by Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller from the steps of the Capitol building on March 4, 1893.
This drawing depicts the inauguration of Benjamin Harrison as he takes the oath of office as the 23rd president of the United States on March 4, 1889.
Abraham Lincoln takes the oath of office on March 4, 1861 as the 16th president of the United States administered by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.
George Washington, as U.S. president, delivered his inaugural address in the Senate Chamber of Old Federal Hall in New York on April 30, 1789.