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First Capitol Inauguration, 1829

Allyn Cox

Oil on Canvas



Andrew Jackson, the first president to be inaugurated outdoors at the Capitol, is shown taking the oath from Chief Justice John Marshall. This ceremony on the east front portico began a tradition observed by most presidents until 1981, when inaugurations were moved to the west front.


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Taken on October 12, 2011