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U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams.
James Barton Longacre, engraver;
ca. 1825.
Prints and Photographs Division.

Inauguration - March 4, 1825

Facts*

  • John Quincy Adams was the first to wear long trousers, rather than knee breeches.
  • According to his own version of his Inauguration, Adams took the oath upon a volume of law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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