12TH INAUGURAL CEREMONIES
March 4, 1833
THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES
The Swearing-In Ceremony:
Andrew Jackson was sworn-in for his second term as the 7th President of the United States, and Martin Van Buren was sworn-in as the 8th Vice President of the United States.
House of Representatives Chamber, U.S. Capitol
Poor weather; a deep snow had fallen 3 days before, and snow still stood on the ground. Estimated noon temperature of 29°F.
FACTS, FIRSTS, AND 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.
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 Martin Van Buren
President Andrew Jackson