Inaugural Addresses

Washington 1789 - Trump 2017

Data compiled by Gerhard Peters

President Date   Words
George Washington April 30, 1789 1431
  March 4, 1793 135
 
John Adams

March 4, 1797

2321
 
Thomas Jefferson March 4, 1801 1730
  March 4, 1805 2166
 
James Madison

March 4, 1809

1177
  March 4, 1813 1211
 
James Monroe March 4, 1817 3375
  March 4, 1821 4472
 
John Quincy Adams

March 4, 1825

2915
 
Andrew Jackson March 4, 1829 1128
  March 4, 1833 1176
 
Martin van Buren

March 4, 1837

3843
 
William Henry Harrison March 4, 1841 8460
 
John Tyler

succeeded following Harrison's death

 
James K. Polk March 4, 1845 4809
 
Zachary Taylor March 5, 1849 1090
 
Millard Fillmore succeeded following Taylor's death
 
Franklin Pierce

March 4, 1853

3336
 
James Buchanan March 4, 1857 2831
 
Abraham Lincoln

March 4, 1861

3637
  March 4, 1865 700
 
Andrew Johnson succeeded following Lincoln's assassination
 
Ulysses S. Grant

March 4, 1869

1127
  March 4, 1873 1339
 
Rutherford B. Hayes March 5, 1877 2486
 
James Garfield March 4, 1881 2979
 
Chester Arthur succeeded following Garfield's assassination
 
Grover Cleveland - I

March 4, 1885

1686
 
Benjamin Harrison March 4, 1889 4392
 
Grover Cleveland - II

March 4, 1893

2015
 
William McKinley March 4, 1897 3968
  March 4, 1901 2218
 
Theodore Roosevelt

March 4, 1905

984
 
William Howard Taft March 4, 1909 5434
 
Woodrow Wilson

March 4, 1913

1704
  March 4, 1917 1526
 
Warren G. Harding March 4, 1921 3329
 
Calvin Coolidge March 4, 1925 4055
 
Herbert Hoover March 4, 1929 3672
 
Franklin D. Roosevelt

March 4, 1933

1880
  January 20, 1937 1808
  January 20, 1941 1359
  January 20, 1945 559
 
Harry S. Truman January 20, 1949 2273
 
Dwight D. Eisenhower

January 20, 1953

2459
  January 21, 1957 1658
 
John F. Kennedy January 20, 1961 1366
 
Lyndon B. Johnson

January 20, 1965

1507
 
Richard Nixon January 20, 1969 2128
  January 20, 1973 1803
 
Gerald R. Ford

succeeded following Nixon's resignation

 
Jimmy Carter January 20, 1977 1229
 
Ronald Reagan

January 20, 1981

2427
  January 21, 1985 2561
 
George Bush January 20, 1989 2320
 
William J. Clinton

January 20, 1993

1598
  January 20, 1997 2155
 
George W. Bush January 20, 2001 1592
  January 20, 2005 2071
 
Barack Obama

January 20, 2009

2395
  January 21, 2013 2096
 
Donald J. Trump January 20, 2017 1433

 

 

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Citation: Gerhard Peters,The American Presidency Project [online]. Santa Barbara, CA: University of California (hosted), Gerhard Peters (database).