Inauguration of James Buchanan

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Presidential Inauguration of James Buchanan
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Date March 4, 1857; 165 years ago (1857-03-04)
Location Washington, D.C.
U.S. Capitol
Participants James Buchanan

The inauguration of James Buchanan as the 15th President of the United States was held on Wednesday, March 4, 1857. The inauguration marked the commencement of the four-year term of James Buchanan as President and John C. Breckinridge as Vice President. Chief Justice Roger Taney administered the Oath of office. This was the first inauguration ceremony known to be photographed.[1]

See also


  1. "President James Buchanan, 1857". Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Retrieved 2009-01-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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