The 10th Presidential


John Quincy Adams

March 04, 1825



"In compliance with an usage coeval with the existence of our Federal Constitution, and sanctioned by the example of my predecessors in the career upon which I am about to enter, I appear, my fellow-citizens, in your presence and in that of Heaven to bind myself by the solemnities of religious obligation to the faithful performance of the duties allotted to me in the station to which I have been called."

Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to John Quincy Adams by the HonorableJohn Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States.

Vice Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to John C. Calhoun.

Facts, Firsts &


Adams was the first to wear long trousers, rather than knee breeches.

House of Representatives Chamber, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC
Rainy; total rainfall was .79 inches. Estimated noon temperature of 47°F.
According to his own version of his Inauguration, Adams took the oath upon a volume of law.