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First inauguration of James Monroe

The first inauguration of James Monroe as the fifth President of the United States was held on Tuesday, March 4, 1817, in front of the Old Brick Capitol, where the Supreme Court building now stands. The inauguration marked the commencement of the first four-year term of James Monroe as President and Daniel D. Tompkins as Vice President. The Chief Justice, John Marshall administered the oath of office.[1]

First Presidential Inauguration of James Monroe
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BEP engraved portrait of Monroe as President.
DateMarch 4, 1817; 202 years ago (1817-03-04)
LocationWashington, D.C.
Old Brick Capitol
ParticipantsPresident James Monroe
Vice President Daniel D. Tompkins

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  1. ^ "President James Monroe, 1817". Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Archived from the original on 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2009-01-23.

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