4TH INAUGURAL CEREMONIES
March 4, 1801
THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES
The Swearing-In Ceremony:
Thomas Jefferson was sworn-in as the 3rd President of the United States, and Aaron Burr was sworn-in as the 3rd Vice President of the United States.
Senate Chamber, U.S. Capitol
Mild and beautiful. Estimated noon temperature of 55°F.
FACTS, FIRSTS, AND PRECEDENTS
First inauguration in Washington, D.C.; broke precedent by walking to and from his swearing-in ceremony, rather than riding in a carriage as his predecessors did; The Marine Band played at the Inauguration for the first time. (It has played at every inauguration since); For the first time, a newspaper (the National Intelligencer) printed the Inaugural address the morning of the Inauguration.
PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Thomas Jefferson by the Honorable John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States.
VICE PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Aaron Burr.
President Thomas Jefferson