Swearing-In Ceremony for President Andrew Jackson
Twelfth Inaugural Ceremonies, March 4, 1833
‘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.’
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Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to Andrew Jackson by the Honorable John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States.
- Bible Used: Unknown
- Attire: Unknown
Vice Presidential Oath of Office
Administered to Martin Van Buren.
House of Representatives Chamber,
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.