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  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We`re from Carson High School in Carson City, Nevada.

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And we`re attending the 57th presidential inauguration in our nation`s Capitol.

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALES AND FEMALES: You`re watching CNN STUDENT NEWS. Take it away, Carl!

  • CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Right, I will. You`re going to hear more from this Carson High students in just a moment,

  • and you`re going to hear a lot about the event they were in D.C. to attend --

  • the presidential inauguration.

  • Back when they wrote the U.S. Constitution, the country`s Founding Fathers came up with 35 words:

  • an oath, the same one that every president says when he takes office or starts a new term.

  • The same one the U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts gave to President Obama yesterday.

  • JOHN ROBERTS, U.S. CHIEF JUSTICE: Please raise your right hand and repeat after me,

  • I, Barack Hussein Obama do solemnly swear.

  • BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: I, Barack Hussein Obama do solemnly swear.

  • ROBERTS: That I will faithfully execute.

  • OBAMA: That I will faithfully execute.

  • ROBERTS: The Office of President of the United States.

  • OBAMA: The Office of President of the United States.

  • ROBERTS: And will to the best of my ability.

  • OBAMA: And will to the best of my ability.

  • ROBERTS: Preserve, protect and defend.

  • OBAMA: Preserve, protect and defend.

  • ROBERTS: The Constitution of the United States.

  • OBAMA: The Constitution of the United States.

  • ROBERTS: So help you God.

  • OBAMA: So help me God.

  • ROBERTS: Congratulations, Mr. President.

  • (APPLAUSE)

  • AZUZ: That isn`t the first time President Obama is taking that oath this week.

  • The Constitution says a president`s term ends and the next one starts at noon on January 20th.

  • That was Sunday, and that`s when Chief Justice Roberts gave President Obama the oath in the White House.

  • Not the first time something like that has happened, in fact, it`s the seventh time.

  • Whenever January 20th is falling on a Sunday, in an inauguration year, the public ceremony has been moved to Monday.

  • Organizers expected around 800,000 people to feel the National Mall for that ceremony.

  • The platform at the U.S. Capitol building was filled with former presidents,

  • Supreme Court Justices and members of Congress.

  • Ceremony included some stars as well, like Beyonce, who performed the National Anthem

  • and Kelly Clarkson who sang "My Country, Tis of Thee".

  • Including Barack Obama, 17 presidents have given a second inaugural address.

  • The theme for yesterday`s inauguration was faith in America`s future.

  • And in his speech, President Obama talked about what lies ahead for the country.

  • BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: America`s possibilities are limitless,

  • for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands:

  • youth and drive.

  • Diversity and openness.

  • An endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention.

  • My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it so long as we seize it together.

  • AZUZ: The inaugural day and its traditions don`t end with the swearing in ceremony.

  • Afterward, the president and congressional leaders sat down for a ceremonial lunch.

  • Then, the first family led the way from the Capitol back to the White House in the inaugural parade.

  • It included floats and marching bands from across the country,

  • and inauguration day wrapped up last night with parties to honor the president.

  • Going back to George Washington there had been 57 presidential inaugurations.

  • It gives us a lot of interesting inaugural info.

  • President Obama`s speech yesterday was around 2,000 words long.

  • The shortest inaugural address was George Washington`s second one,

  • just 135 words,

  • the longest -- nearly 8500.

  • William Henry Harrison spoke for an hour and 45 minutes in a snow storm without wearing a coat or a hat.

  • He died one month later of pneumonia.

  • There have been 57 inaugurations, but presidents have taken the Oath of Office 71 times,

  • that`s because of situations like this year, when President Obama took it twice.

  • One man has been on both sides of that oath:

  • William Taft took it 1901, then he administered the oath in 1925 and 1929 because he was the Chief Justice of the United States.

  • How about some inaugural technological inauguration trivia?

  • Say that three times fast.

  • First inauguration, known to be photographed, James Buchanan, in 1857.

  • First one on TV, Harry Truman, in 1949.

  • And first inauguration broadcast on the Internet, Bill Clinton in 1997.

  • A lot of folks travel to Washington for the inauguration.

  • Like the students from Carson City, Nevada, who introduced today show.

  • Here is what they have to say about their visit to the nation`s capitol.

  • CAITLYN MORTON, CARSON HIGH SCHOOL: I`m here, in Washington, D.C., for the 57th presidential inauguration trip.

  • My school has toured all the memorials we could possibly think of.

  • CARLY SCHMIDIN, CARSON HIGH SCHOOL: We`ve gone to Library of Congress and a lot of the memorials.

  • Library of Congress was kind of big one for me.

  • We saw the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and we`ve done so much stuff here.

  • And today we went to Arlington, which was really powerful and very special,

  • and then also we`ve gone to the Holocaust Museum,

  • which is just an amazing experience to just read everything and learn about everything what`s happened.

  • And we`re going to the inauguration,

  • and I`m super- excited to see history happen because you always read about the stuff in books,

  • but you never really get to see it.

  • It`s a once in a lifetime opportunity.

  • I`m just super-excited.

  • AZUZ: The presidency is serious, but the people who hold the office are people,

  • and sometimes like all of us things for them can get a little wacky.

  • Here is a look at some of the lighter moments from President Obama`s first four years in office.

  • OBAMA: We cannot sustain --

  • oops.

  • Was that my,

  • oh, goodness.

  • (LAUGHTER)

  • OBAMA: That`s all right.

  • All of you know who I am.

  • (LAUGHTER)

  • OBAMA: As some of you may have noticed, I had a lot more energy in our second debate.

  • I felt really well rested after the nice long nap I had in the first debate.

  • In the next 100 days our bipartisan outreach will be so successful that even John Boehner will consider becoming a Democrat.

  • After all, we have a lot of in common, he is a person of color ...

  • (LAUGHTER)

  • OBAMA: Although not a color that appears in the natural world.

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Come on, man!

  • I`ve got ...

  • OBAMA: I`m good.

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You got me.

  • OBAMA: No one is happier, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the Donald.

  • And that`s because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter --

  • And that`s because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter -- like

  • where are Biggie and Tupac?

  • (singing): I`m so in love with you ...

  • Hey, get out of here.

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That`s the most persistent fly I`ve ever seen.

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Nice.

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It`s time for "The Shoutout."

  • What was Martin Luther King Jr.`s first name when he was born?

  • If you think you know it, then it shout it out!

  • Was it Marshall, Martin, Matthew or Michael?

  • You`ve got three seconds, go!

  • Martin Luther King Jr was born Michael Luther King Jr.

  • His father later changed his name to Martin.

  • That`s your answer and that`s your "Shoutout."

  • AZUZ: Martin Luther King Jr would go on to become a symbol of the U.S. civil rights movement.

  • His work earned him the Nobel Peace Prize and led to the creation of a national holiday in his honor.

  • As many Americans marked that holiday yesterday,

  • some of them did it by participating in the MLK Day of Service, finding ways to help their communities.

  • Many cities around the country also held parades like this one from last year`s MLK Day in California.

  • A couple of weeks ago we asked you to send an I-report describing Dr. King in just one word.

  • Here`s what you came up with.

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Martin Luther King Jr was and still is ...

  • UNIDENTIFIED CHILDREN: Inspiring.

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The compass to people.

  • UNIDENTIFIED CHILDREN: Heroic.

  • UNIDENTIFIED BOY: Courageous! UNIDENTIFIED GIRL: Charismatic!

  • UNIDENTIFIED BOY: Confident.

  • UNIDENTIFIED BOY: Epic.

  • UNIDENTIFIED GIRLS: Heroic.

  • UNIDENTIFIED GIRL: Courageous!

  • UNIDENTIFIED BOY: Courageous!

  • UNIDENTIFIED GIRL: Determined.

  • UNIDENTIFIED GIRL: Determined.

  • UNIDENTIFIED CHILDREN: Visionary.

  • UNIDENTIFIED BOY: Example.

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Great.

  • AZUZ: Big thanks to everyone who is sending those videos, we hope you`ll joins us again tomorrow when I report on more stories for CNN STUDENT NEWS.

  • And before we say good-bye, a quick hello to the students and teachers of Macintosh High School.

  • I had an awesome time hanging out with you Friday.

  • I hope everyone has a great week.

  • END

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We`re from Carson High School in Carson City, Nevada.

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