The Fifty-Seventh Presidential Inauguration on January 21, 2013 presented by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

Swearing-In Ceremony for President Andrew Jackson

Twelfth Inaugural Ceremonies, March 4, 1833

Inaugural Address

‘The will of the American people, expressed through their unsolicited suffrages, calls me before you to pass through the solemnities preparatory to taking upon myself the duties of President of the United States for another term.’

Read the address
(Words: 1172)

Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Andrew Jackson by the Honorable John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States.

Library of Congress

  • Bible Used: Unknown
  • Attire: Unknown

Vice Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Martin Van Buren.

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House of Representatives Chamber,
U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC

Facts, Firsts & Precedents

  • Last time Chief Justice John Marshall administered the oath office; he presided over nine Inaugurations, from Adams to Jackson.

  • Jackson's second Inauguration was the first time two Inaugural balls were held, one at Carusi's, and one at the Central Masonic Hall.


Poor weather; a deep snow had fallen 3 days before, and snow still stood on the ground. Estimated noon temperature of 29°F.