The presidential inauguration is filled with traditions that date back to the country's beginnings.
From the swearing-in ceremony and inaugural address to the parade and balls, there is no shortage of pomp and circumstance.
As Donald Trump prepares to become the 45th president of the United States, scroll down to take a look back at the nation's past presidential inaugurations.
John F. Kennedy delivers inaugural speech
The Kennedys with Lyndon Johnson at inaugural ball
Jimmy Carter takes oath of office
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter during inaugural parade
The Carters during the inaugural parade
Ronald Reagan takes oath of office
Ronald and Nancy Reagan
The Reagans at the inaugural parade
Ronald and Nancy Reagan at inaugural parade
George H.W. Bush takes oath of office
Bill Clinton delivers inaugural speech
Bill Clinton with Hillary and Chelsea