THE PRESIDENCY: Bold New Program

"Mr. President," said Chief Justice Fred Vinson, "will you raise your right hand?" Harry Truman's right hand went up, his left stretched out to rest on two Bibles: a White House copy, opened at the Sermon on the Mount, and a copy of the Gutenberg edition, opened at the Ten Commandments.

When he had sworn to "the best of my ability [to] preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States . . . so help me God," Harry Truman bent quickly to kiss the Bibles, turned to face the crowd.

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