The 9th Presidential


James Monroe

March 05, 1821



"I shall not attempt to describe the grateful emotions which the new and very distinguished proof of the confidence of my fellow citizens, evinced by my reelection to this high trust, has excited in my bosom."

Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to James Monroe by the Honorable John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States.

Vice Presidential Oath of Office

Administered to Daniel D. Tompkins.

Facts, Firsts &


Monroe's Inauguration was the first inauguration to fall on a Sunday. Monroe decided to hold the Inaugural ceremony on Monday, March 5, after consulting with Supreme Court justices.

House of Representatives Chamber, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC
Snow began on Saturday evening, March 3, making Washington snowbound by Sunday afternoon. It continued through Inauguration day forcing Monroe to take his oath of office in the House chamber.