The 11th Presidential

Inauguration

Andrew Jackson

March 04, 1829

Inaugural

Address

"Fellow-Citizens: About to undertake the arduous duties that I have been appointed to perform by the choice of a free people, I avail myself of this customary and solemn occasion to express the gratitude which their confidence inspires and to acknowledge the accountability which my situation enjoins."

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 John C. Calhoun.


Facts, Firsts &

Precedents

  • First President to take the oath of office on the east front portico of the U.S. Capitol.

  • Outgoing President John Quincy Adams did not attend his succesor's Inaugural Ceremony. Relations between the two men were not good after the bitter campaign of 1828. Jackson blamed the verbal attacks made by Adams and his political allies for the death of his wife.

Location
East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC
Weather
Warm and balmy. Estimated noon temperature of 57°F.