Second inauguration of James Monroe

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Second Presidential Inauguration of James Monroe
MONROE, James-President (BEP engraved portrait).jpg
BEP engraved portrait of Monroe as President.
Date March 5, 1821; 194 years ago (1821-03-05)
Location Washington, D.C.
United States Capitol
Participants James Monroe

The second inauguration of James Monroe as the fifth President of the United States was held on Monday, March 5, 1821, in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol. The inauguration marked the commencement of the second four-year term of James Monroe as President and Daniel D. Tompkins as Vice President. Monroe was sworn in by John Marshall, the Chief Justice of the United States.

Because of a snowstorm, the inauguration was held indoors; also, because March 4, 1821, was a Sunday, James Monroe moved the inauguration to the following day after talking with justices of the Supreme Court.[1]

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  1. ^ "President James Monroe, 1821". Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 

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