Andrew Jackson Invites Public To Inauguration

1829

The inauguration of Andrew Jackson, a successful general who is known as “Old Hickory,” is held on the East Portico of the Capitol building, the first time that site has been used for a swearing in. Chief Justice John Marshall administers the oath of office. Afterward, Jackson is accompanied by a large group of citizens as he walks on Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. Many of them visit the Executive Mansion that day and evening. Such large numbers of people come that many of the furnishings are ruined, and Jackson is forced to leave the building by a window to avoid the crush of people.