The 10th Presidential

Inauguration

John Quincy Adams

March 04, 1825

Inaugural

Address

"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 &

Precedents

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

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