Religious Freedom

Historical Fact regarding George Washington and the first Presidential Inauguration

Our First President, George Washington, was inaugurated on April 30, 1789 in New York city. After taking his oath, President Washington led a procession up Broadway Street to St. Paul’s Chapel for a thanksgiving service. Accompanying him in the procession were the Vice President, the Speaker of the House and both Houses of Congress. The President worshiped  at St. Paul’s Chapel until the capital of the United States moved from New York to Philadelphia in 1790.

Leave a Reply