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How Does the Outgoing President Leave on Inauguration Day?



How Does the Outgoing President Leave on Inauguration Day?
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.06

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    swearing-in, portico, kennedy, profile, president-elect, helicopter, luncheon, caption, attend, vice, meantime, nation, leader, age-old, celebration, however
     content words:    President John F., Inauguration Day, George Washington, John Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, White House, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon


How Does the Outgoing President Leave on Inauguration Day?
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     Caption: Inauguration of President John F. Kennedy on east portico of U.S. Capitol, January 20, 1961
 
2     Inauguration Day is about a new president taking office. The day is filled with ceremony. Of course, there's a celebration, too. What happens, though, to the one leaving office that day?
 
3     That's an old question. How old? It goes way back. George Washington was there as John Adams took over, but it was still awkward. People were paying a lot of attention to Washington. However, it was not his special day! After that, leaving presidents tried to keep a low profile.

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