The 5th Presidential


Thomas Jefferson

March 04, 1805



"Proceeding, fellow-citizens, to that qualification which the Constitution requires before my entrance on the charge again conferred on me, it is my duty to express the deep sense I entertain of this new proof of confidence from my fellow-citizens at large, and the zeal with which it inspires me so to conduct myself as may best satisfy their just expectations."

Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Thomas Jefferson by the Honorable John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States.

Vice Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to George Clinton.

Facts, Firsts &


Inauguration held in the Chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives

Senate Chamber, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC
Fair. Estimated noon temperature of 50°F.