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U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: John Adams

John Adams, second President of the United States
John Adams, second President of the United States.
Pendleton's Lithography. Gilbert Stuart, artists; [1828(?)].
Prints and Photographs Division.

Inauguration - March 4, 1797

Facts*

  • First president to receive the oath of office from a Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letter from George Washington to Henry Knox, in secretary's hand
Letter from George Washington to Henry Knox, in secretary's hand.
March 2, 1797.
George Washington papers, 1592-1943.
Manuscript Division.

Inaugural Address, Journal of the Senate, Volume 2, Appendix, (address pp. 398-401; entire session, pp. 397-401
Journal of the Senate, Volume 2, Appendix, (address pp. 398-401; entire session, pp. 397-401).
March 4, 1797.
The Law Library of Congress.

John Adams, President of the United States of America / painted by Copley; engraved by J. Smither
John Adams, President of the United States of America / painted by Copley; engraved by J. Smither.
William Cobbett; February 15, 1797.
Prints and Photographs Division.

A new display of the United States
A new display of the United States.
Amos Doolittle; August 14, 1799.
Prints and Photographs Division.

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* This information is based on a compilation by the Office of the Curator, Architect of the Capitol, Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, from contemporary accounts and other sources. Additional research provided by Library of Congress staff.

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