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President James Monroe - Presidential Oath of Office Administered to James Monroe by the Honorable John Marshall, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.


George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States in New York City on April 30, 1789. The inaugural ceremony took place on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street. Washington took the presidential oath of office, administered by Chancellor of New York Robert Livingston in view of throngs of people gathered on the streets. The inauguration marked the commencement of the 1st 4-year term of George Washington as President of the United States.

William Henry Harrison's death in 1841 made John Tyler the first vice president to succeed to the presidency without being elected to the office. To forestall constitutional uncertainty, Tyler immediately took the oath of office, moved into the White House, and assumed full presidential powers, a precedent that would govern future successions and eventually become codified in the Twenty-fifth Amendment.


"The Constitution is under attack by the very person who swore to protect it." Jay Sekulow Share & sign the petition to do what President Obama has not, "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States."

from Mental Floss

The Last Words and Final Moments of 38 Presidents


1st inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson as 36th President of US, held aboard Air Force One, Love Field, Dallas, Tex, Fri, Nov 22, 1963, marked commencement of Johnson's 1st term as President, following assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Swearing-in ceremony administered by Judge Hughes in Air Force One represented 1st time a woman administered presidential oath of office, only time conducted on an airplane. Instead of Bible, Johnson was sworn in on a missal found on sidetable on AFO.