The 21st Presidential

Inauguration

Ulysses S. Grant

March 04, 1869

Inaugural

Address

‘ Citizens of the United States: Your suffrages having elected me to the office of President of the United States, I have, in conformity to the Constitution of our country, taken the oath of office prescribed therein.’

Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Ulysses S. Grant by the Honorable Salmon P. Chase, Chief Justice of the United States.

Vice Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Schuyler Colfax.

Facts, Firsts &

Precedents

Andrew Johnson did not accompany President-elect Grant to the Capitol, nor did he attend the Inaugural ceremonies. Instead, he remained at the White House signing last-minute legislation.

Location
East Portico, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC
Weather
Light rain all morning stopping just before noon. The afternoon was mostly sunny. Total rainfall was .11 inches and the estimated noon temperature was 40°F.