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Issue 02, 2021

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President’s Promise

The president’s oath

Mini Fact:

People around the world find
inspiration in
the inaugural
ceremonies of the
U.S. president.
Usually, U.S.
presidents have
taken their oath
of office in public.
But sometimes, as
when a president has died in office, the vice
president takes the oath in private.

Builders
have used
1,363 sheets
of plywood
to build the
inauguration
platform this
year.

photo Rep. Norma Torres

A different look

During most inaugurations, hundreds of
thousands of people gather on the Mall in
Washington to witness the new president as
he or she is sworn in. This year, because of the
COVID-19 pandemic, planners are making
changes to the ceremony itself and to other
traditional events on that day.
For example, after the swearing-in and
the inaugural address, the new president
and first lady typically escort the former
president and first lady to Marine One, the
president’s helicopter. Then the president

photo courtesy Office of the
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

and vice president
traditionally go
to Statuary Hall
in the Capitol
building to enjoy
lunch with senators,
representatives and
In 2009, President and
other government
Mrs. Obama walk with
officials.
President George W.
Following lunch, Bush and Mrs. Bush to
Marine One.
past presidents
have ridden or walked in a parade down
Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.
In the evening, the president, first lady and
others usually attend many different parties,
known as inaugural balls.

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that
I will faithfully execute the Office of
President of the United States, and will
to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect
and defend the Constitution of the United
States.”

The vice president’s oath

“I do solemnly swear that I will
support and defend the Constitution of the
United States against all enemies, foreign
and domestic; that I will bear true faith
and allegiance to the same: that I take
this obligation freely, without any mental
reservation or purpose of evasion; and I
will well and faithfully discharge the duties
of the office on which I am about to enter.”

Transfer of power

Inaugural planners have
a big job this year: trying
to keep everyone safe while
still celebrating the peaceful
transfer of power from one
president to another.
Until the late 1790s, there were no political
parties in the U.S. But in the election of 1800,
two parties, the Federalists and the DemocraticRepublicans, competed for the presidency.
When Thomas Jefferson, a DemocraticRepublican, won the office, the Federalists
accepted it and did not act against him.
Peacefully transferring power between two
different political belief systems became an
important feature of our democracy.

photo by DWilliams

photo courtesy NPS

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, will be an
exciting day in Washington, D.C., and
around the country. On that day, our country
officially welcomes a new president, Joseph R.
Biden Jr., and vice president, Kamala Harris.
The U.S. Constitution sets Inauguration
Day as Jan. 20. This year’s ceremony will be
the 59th inauguration.
The ceremony where
the president and vice
president are sworn in is
called the inauguration
(in-AUG-yur-AY-shun). It
takes place on a specially
President Donald
built platform on the
Trump is sworn in
West Front of the U.S.
at his inauguration
in 2016.
Capitol.
The theme for the Biden/Harris
inauguration is “Our Determined Democracy:
Forging a More Perfect Union.”

Resources
On the Web:

• inaugural.senate.gov
• bit.ly/MPinauguration

At the library:

• “A Parade for George Washington”
by David A. Adler; illustrated by John
O’Brien

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Try ’n’ Find

Mini Jokes

Words that remind us of the inauguration are hidden in this
puzzle. Some words are hidden backward, and some letters
are used twice. See if you can find:
ADDRESS, BALL, BIDEN,
CAPITOL, CELEBRATE,
CEREMONY, HARRIS,
INAUGURATION,
MALL, OATH, PARADE,
PLATFORM, POWER,
PRESIDENT, TRANSFER,
VICE, WASHINGTON,
WHITE HOUSE.

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Kamala: Because it’s held in Washington!

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Eco Note

You’ll need:
• 1/2 cup chopped pecans
• 4 McIntosh apples, cored and cut into
2-inch pieces
• 1 cup cubed sharp cheddar cheese

• juice and zest of 1
lemon
• 2 tablespoons
chopped fresh
parsley

What to do:
1. Place pecans in small dry skillet and set pan over medium heat. Cook for 3
to 5 minutes, shaking pan frequently, until pecans are toasted. Remove from
heat.
2. In a large bowl, combine apples, cheese, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon
lemon zest and parsley. Toss to combine. Fold in pecans. Serves 4.
Adapted from “The Robin Takes 5 Cookbook for Busy Families” with permission from Andrews McMeel Publishing (andrewsmcmeel.com).

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Apple Salad With Cubed Cheddar & Pecans

* You’ll need an adult’s help with this recipe.

Cook’s Corner

Scientists in Los Alamos,
New Mexico, have identified lightning
“superbolts” that can be
1,000 times brighter and
stretch hundreds of miles
farther than regular bolts.
photo courtesy Los
The researchers say roughly Alamos National Lab
1 in every 300 lightning strikes is a
superbolt. These extreme flashes occur
in rare, positively charged cloud-toground events rather than the more
common negatively charged cloud-toground discharges.

adapted with permission from Earthweek.com

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