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

President John F. Kennedy delivers his inaugural address
President John F. Kennedy delivers his inaugural address on Jan. 20, 1961, after being sworn in as the 35th president of the United States in Washington D.C. (Credit: AFP Getty Images)

The Kennedys with Lyndon Johnson at inaugural ball

Vice President Lyndon Johnson, left, first lady Jacqueline
Vice President Lyndon Johnson, left, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy attend the inaugural ball at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 1961. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images)

Jimmy Carter takes oath of office

President Jimmy Carter is sworn in as the
President Jimmy Carter is sworn in as the 39th president of the United States by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger on Jan. 20, 1977, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: AFP Getty Images)

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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter during inaugural parade

President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter
President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter walk in the inaugural parade on Jan. 20, 1977, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Newsday / Dick Yarwood)

The Carters during the inaugural parade

President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter
President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter hold the hands of daughter, Amy, on Jan. 20, 1977, as the family walks up Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. (Credit: Newsday / Dick Yarwood)

Ronald Reagan takes oath of office

President Ronald Reagan is sworn in as 40th
President Ronald Reagan is sworn in as 40th president of the United States on Jan. 20, 1981, by Chief Justice Warren Burger in Washington, D.C. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images)

Ronald and Nancy Reagan

President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan
President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan wave to the crowd on Jan. 20, 1981, after he was sworn in as president. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images)

The Reagans at the inaugural parade

President Ronald Reagan greets the crowd with first
President Ronald Reagan greets the crowd with first lady Nancy Reagan after being sworn in on Jan. 20, 1981, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images)

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Ronald and Nancy Reagan at inaugural parade

President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan
President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan wave to the crowd on Jan. 20, 1981, during the parade along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. (Credit: Newsday / J. Michael Dombroski)

George H.W. Bush takes oath of office

George H.W. Bush is sworn on Jan. 20,
George H.W. Bush is sworn on Jan. 20, 1989, as the 41st president of the United States in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Newsday / David L. Pokress)

Bill Clinton delivers inaugural speech

President Bill Clinton delivers his inaugural address on
President Bill Clinton delivers his inaugural address on Jan. 20, 1993, after being sworn in as the 42nd president of the United States in Washington, D.C. (Credit: AFP Getty Images / Pool)

Bill Clinton with Hillary and Chelsea

President Bill Clinton hugs his wife, Hillary, and
President Bill Clinton hugs his wife, Hillary, and daughter, Chelsea, on Jan. 20, 1993, after being sworn in as the 42nd president of the United States in Washington, D.C. (Credit: AFP Getty Images / Carlos Schiebeck)

The Clintons

President Bill Clinton, first lady Hillary Clinton and
President Bill Clinton, first lady Hillary Clinton and their daughter, Chelsea, view the inaugural parade from a stand in front of the White House on Jan. 20, 1993, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: AFP Getty Images / Luke Frazza)

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U.S. Capitol flags

Historic U.S. flags and bunting hang on the
Historic U.S. flags and bunting hang on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of President Bill Clinton on Jan. 20, 1997. (Credit: AFP Getty Images / Tim Clary)

The Clintons at interfaith prayer service

President Bill Clinton stands with first lady Hillary
President Bill Clinton stands with first lady Hillary Clinton and daughter Chelsea during an interfaith prayer service at the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20. 1997, prior to his inauguration for his second term in office. (Credit: AFP Getty Images / Paul Richards)

Bill Clinton takes oath of office

President Bill Clinton is sworn in for his
President Bill Clinton is sworn in for his second term as the 42nd president of the United States by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist on Jan. 20, 1997 in Washington, D.C. (Credit: AFP Getty Images / Tim Clary)

Bill Clinton takes oath of office

President Bill Clinton is sworn in for his
President Bill Clinton is sworn in for his second term as the 42nd president of the United States on Jan. 20, 1997 in Washington, D.C. (Credit: AFP Getty Images / Don Emmert)

Clinton's inaugural parade

The U.S. Navy Band marches past the presidential
The U.S. Navy Band marches past the presidential viewing stand on Jan. 20, 1997, during the inaugural parade for President Bill Clinton in Washington, D.C. (Credit: AFP Getty Images / Tom Mihalek)

Bill and Hillary Clinton with Stevie Wonder

President Bill Clinton, with first lady Hillary Clinton,
President Bill Clinton, with first lady Hillary Clinton, waves to the crowd as Stevie Wonder performs on Jan. 20, 1997, during an inaugural ball in Washington, D.C. (Credit: AFP Getty Images / Luke Frazza)

Bill and Hillary Clinton with the Isley Brothers group

President Bill Clinton and first lady Hillary Clinton
President Bill Clinton and first lady Hillary Clinton with members of the Isley Brothers group on Jan. 20, 1997, as they perform during the inaugural ball in Washington, D.C. (Credit: AFP Getty Images / Joyce Naltchayan)

George W. Bush takes oath of office

President George W. Bush takes the oath of
President George W. Bush takes the oath of office as he is sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2001, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: AFP Getty Images / Tim Clary)

George W. Bush delivers inaugural address

President George W. Bush stands at the podium
President George W. Bush stands at the podium during his inaugural address on Jan. 20, 2001, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: AFP Getty Images / Paul J. Richards)

The Bushes and Cheneys salute the colors

President George W. Bush, first lady Laura Bush,
President George W. Bush, first lady Laura Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne, along with an unidentified U.S. military officer, salute the colors after inauguration ceremonies on Jan. 20, 2001, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: AFP Getty Images / Stan Honda)

George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush and former first
Former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush attend the presidential inauguration of their son, George W. Bush, in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20, 2001. (Credit: AFP Getty Images / Don Emmert)

United States Marine Corps at inaugural parade

Members of the United States Marine Corps march
Members of the United States Marine Corps march down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. after the inauguration of George W. Bush as the 43rd president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2001. (Credit: AFP Getty Images / Shawn Thew)

George and Laura Bush at the inaugural ball

President George W. Bush and first lady Laura
President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush dance at the inaugural ball at Union Station on Jan. 20, 2001, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: AFP Getty Images / Tom Mihalek)

George W. Bush takes oath of office

President George W. Bush takes the oath of
President George W. Bush takes the oath of office to begin his second term as 43rd president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2005, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong)

George W. Bush gives inaugural address

President George W. Bush stands at the podium
President George W. Bush stands at the podium before delivering his inaugural speech after taking the oath of office for his second term as the 43rd president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2005, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Getty Images / Shaun Heasley)

George W. Bush gives inaugural address

President George W. Bush gives his inaugural address
President George W. Bush gives his inaugural address on Jan. 20, 2005, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Don Emmert)

George and Laura Bush at the inaugural parade

President George W. Bush and first lady Laura
President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush wave to the audience during the inaugural parade in front of the White House on Jan. 20, 2005, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Getty Images / Jamie Squire)

George and Laura Bush at the constitution ball

President George W. Bush and first lady Laura
President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush wave during the Constitution Ball on Jan. 20, 2005, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Roberto Schmidt)

George and Laura Bush at commander-in-chief inaugural ball

President George W. Bush dances with Army Spc.
President George W. Bush dances with Army Spc. Jazmine Axcona and first lady Laura Bush dances with Marine Lance Cpl. Richard Devon Hansen at the Commander in Chief Inaugural Ball on Jan. 20, 2005, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Paul J. Richards)

Laura Bush with daughters Barbara and Jenna

First lady Laura Bush, with daughters Barbara and
First lady Laura Bush, with daughters Barbara and Jenna, applauds as President George W. Bush addresses the Constitution Ball on Jan. 20, 2005, in Washington. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Roberto Schmidt)

Barack Obama takes oath of office

Barack Obama is sworn in by U.S. Supreme
Barack Obama is sworn in by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as the 44th president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2009, in Washington. (Credit: Getty Images / Mark Wilson)

Barack Obama delivers inaugural address

President Barack Obama delivers his inaugural address on
President Barack Obama delivers his inaugural address on Jan. 20, 2009, in Washington. (Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong)

Barack Obama delivers inaugural speech

President Barack Obama delivers his inaugural address on
President Barack Obama delivers his inaugural address on Jan. 20, 2009, in Washington. (Credit: Getty Images / Win McNamee)

Barack Obama and George W. Bush

President Barack Obama and former President George W.
President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush embrace during the inauguration on Jan. 20, 2009, outside the U.S. Capitol. (Credit: Getty Images / Win McNamee)

The Obamas at the inaugural parade

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave to supporters as they walk along Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol toward the White House during the inaugural parade on Jan. 20, 2009. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Robyn Beck)

The Obamas dance at an inaugural ball

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance onstage during the MTV & ServiceNation: Live from the Youth Inaugural Ball at the Hilton Washington on Jan. 20, 2009, in Washington. (Credit: Getty Images / Mark Wilson)

Barack Obama takes oath of office a day before inauguration

President Barack Obama takes the oath of office
President Barack Obama takes the oath of office administered by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room of the White House on Jan. 20, 2013, in Washington. The ceremony to launch Obama's second term was private. The 20th Amendment prescribes that the new term for the vice president and president begin at noon on Jan. 20, but because the date fell on a Sunday that year, the public ceremony was held a day later. (Credit: Getty Images / POOL -- Larry Downing)

Barack Obama and Chuck Schumer

President Barack Obama and Sen. Chuck Schumer, the
President Barack Obama and Sen. Chuck Schumer, the chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, leave the White House for Obama's second and public swearing-in of his second term on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Obama first was sworn in for his second term on Jan. 20, as prescribed by the 20th Amendment, but because the date fell on a Sunday, the public ceremony was held the next day. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Rod Lamkey Jr.)

Barack Obama arrives at his inauguration

President Barack Obama arrives at his inauguration at
President Barack Obama arrives at his inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Obama first was sworn in for his second term on Jan. 20, as prescribed by the 20th Amendment, but because the date fell on a Sunday, the public ceremony was held the next day. (Credit: Getty Images Pool / Evan Vucci)

Barack Obama is sworn in as president

President Barack Obama is administered the oath of
President Barack Obama is administered the oath of office by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts during the inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Obama first was sworn in for his second term on Jan. 20, as prescribed by the 20th Amendment, but because the date fell on a Sunday, the public ceremony was held the next day. (Credit: Getty Images / Mark Wilson)

Barack Obama and Joe Biden

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden look on during the inauguration for their second term on Jan. 21, 2013, outside the U.S. Capitol. (Credit: Getty Images / Rob Carr)

Beyoncé and Barack Obama

Beyoncé performs the National Anthem as President Barack
Beyoncé performs the National Anthem as President Barack Obama looks on during his second inauguration on Jan. 21, 2013. (Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong)

The Obamas at the commander-in-chief inaugural ball

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk onstage for their first dance together at the Commander-in-Chief's Ball at the Washington Convention Center on Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington. (Credit: Getty Images Pool / Pablo Martinez)

The Obamas at the commander-in-chief inaugural ball

President Barack Obama dances with Air Force Staff
President Barack Obama dances with Air Force Staff Sgt. Bria Nelson as first lady Michelle Obama dances with Marine Gunnery Sgt. Timothy Easterling during the Commander-in-Chief's Ball, held for members of the Armed Forces, on Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Getty Images / Nicholas Kamm)