11TH INAUGURAL CEREMONIES
March 4, 1829
THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES
The Swearing-In Ceremony:
Andrew Jackson was sworn-in as the 7th President of the United States, and John C. Calhoun was sworn-in for his second term as the 7th Vice President of the United States.
East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Warm and balmy. Estimated noon temperature of 57°F.
FACTS, FIRSTS, AND PRECEDENTS
First president to take the oath of office on the East Front Portico of the U.S. Capitol; Outgoing President John Quincy Adams did not attend his successor’s Inaugural Ceremony. Relations between the two men were not good after the bitter campaign of 1828. Jackson blamed the verbal attacks made by Adams and his political allies for the death of his wife.
PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Andrew Jackson by the Honorable John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States.
VICE PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to John C. Calhoun.
President Andrew Jackson