When was the last time the inauguration of the U.S. President was in the month of March?
The last time the inauguration of the U.S. President took place in the month of March was in 1933. It was the 37th inauguration ceremony which occurred on March 4, 1933 and concerned Franklin D. Roosevelt's first inauguration as President of the United States.
The first inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt resulted with him being the 32nd President of the United States. The ceremony was held on the first Saturday in March 1933. The inauguration marked the commencement of the Roosevelt's first term as President with John Nance Garner serving as Vice President. It was the last inauguration to be held on the constitutionally prescribed date of March 4; the 20th Amendment was ratified in January 1933 and moved 'Inauguration Day' to January 20th. As a result, Roosevelt's first term in office was shorter than a normal term by 43 days.
The inauguration took place in the wake of Roosevelt's landslide victory over Republican incumbent Herbert Hoover in the 1932 presidential election. With the nation at its peak in the Great Depression, Roosevelt's inaugural speech in 1933 was awaited with great anticipation. Given nationwide coverage on several radio networks, the speech was heard by tens of millions of Americans. It set the stage for Roosevelt's urgent efforts to respond to the Great Depression, which was an all out American crisis.