9TH INAUGURAL CEREMONIES
March 5, 1821
THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES
The Swearing-In Ceremony:
James Monroe was sworn-in for his second term as the 5th President of the United States, and Daniel D. Tompkins was sworn-in for his second term as the 6th Vice President of the United States.
House of Representatives Chamber, U.S. Capitol
Snow began on Saturday evening, March 3, making Washington snowbound by Sunday afternoon. It continued through Inauguration Day forcing Monroe to take his oath of office in the House chamber.
FACTS, FIRSTS & PRECEDENTS
Monroe’s Inauguration was the first inauguration to fall on a Sunday. Monroe decided to hold the Inaugural Ceremony on Monday, March 5, after consulting with Supreme Court justices.
VICE PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to Daniel D. Tompkins.
PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE
Administered to James Monroe by the Honorable John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States.
President James Monroe