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U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson, bust portrait, facing right
[Andrew Jackson, bust portrait,
facing right
].
[no date recorded on caption card].
Prints and Photographs Division.

First Inauguration - March 4, 1829 | Second Inauguration - March 4, 1833

First Inauguration - March 4, 1829

Facts*

  • 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 successor'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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President's Levee, or all Creation going to the White House / Robert Cruikshank fect
President's Levee, or all Creation going to the White House / Robert Cruikshank fect.
Robert Cruikshank, artist, Saunders and Otley,
publishers; 1841.
Prints and Photographs Division.

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Second Inauguration - March 4, 1833

Facts*

  • Last time Chief Justice John Marshall administered the oath office; he presided over nine Inaugurations, from Adams to Jackson.
  • Jackson's second Inauguration was the first time two Inaugural balls were held, one at Carusi's, and one at the Central Masonic Hall.

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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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