Presidential inaugurations, like high school proms, boast evocative themes, a tradition dating back to Eisenhower's 1953 "Crusade in America." George W. Bush has selected "Celebrating America's Spirit Together" for his Jan. 20 blowout. How likely is it that partisan foes will join forces over the next four years? Here, a look at how some other terms lived up to their Inaugural promise.
JOHN F. KENNEDY, 1961 THEME "World Peace Through New Frontiers" REALITY Cuban missile crisis; Berlin Wall built
LYNDON B. JOHNSON, 1965 THEME "Peace" REALITY Vietnam
RICHARD M. NIXON, 1973 THEME "Spirit of '76" REALITY Resigned in '74