First inauguration of Ronald Reagan facts for kids

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President Reagan being sworn in on Inaugural Day 1981
Reagan takes the oath of office, January 20, 1981

Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as the 40th President of the United States on January 20, 1981. This inauguration was the beginning of Reagan's eight years as President. George H. W. Bush was inaugurated as Vice President.

Reagan took the oath of office at the inauguration ceremony. Chief Justice Warren E. Burger gave the oath.

On the same day, hostages from the Iran hostage crisis are released as Reagan is sworn in as President.

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