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HISTORY Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay was the Summer White House of Theodore Roosevelt LIVES (National Park Service photo)
CATCH PIECES OF PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY THROUGHOUT LONG ISLAND WHILE GEARING UP FOR
THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION.
BY BRIANA BONFIGLIO
On Jan. 21, the United States of America will carry out a tradition nearly as old as its
democracy: the inauguration of its next president. President-elect Joseph R. Biden will
be sworn in as the 46th U.S. president alongside his vice president, Kamala Harris.
The two are making history, earning the most votes in any U.S. presidential election.
Biden, 78, will be the oldest president. Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, a college professor, will
be the first First Lady to keep her occupation while in that role. Harris is the first Black
person, South Asian person, and woman to assume the office of vice president. That will
make her husband, Douglas Emhoff, the first Second Gentleman, who will also be the
first Jewish spouse of a president.
So in the spirit of presidential history, why not take a stroll through these national historic
locations on Long Island? Here are six local spots where you can learn about U.S. history
and commemorate the January inauguration.
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