Presidential Oath of Office

Title

Presidential Oath of Office

Description

Presidential Oath of Office

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

(From American History):

Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution requires that before presidents can assume their duties they must take the oath of office. The completion of this thirty-five-word oath ends one president's term and begins the next.

From the day George Washington placed his hand on the Bible and recited the oath, the inaugural ceremonies have been an important symbol of our government's continuity and permanence.

Creator

US Constitution

Date

1787 - Oath
1933 - FDR Inauguration

Source

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/98/Flickr_-_USCapitol_-_Franklin_D._Roosevelt%27s_First_Inauguration.jpg/1024px-Flickr_-_USCapitol_-_Franklin_D._Roosevelt%27s_First_Inauguration.jpg

Rights

US Capitol

Publisher

US Capitol

Contributor

US Capitol

Format

Photograph

Language

English

Type

Oath

Identifier

Oath, President, Elected Office, FDR, United States

Coverage

United States

Files

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/98/Flickr_-_USCapitol_-_Franklin_D._Roosevelt's_First_Inauguration.jpg/1024px-Flickr_-_USCapitol_-_Franklin_D._Roosevelt's_First_Inauguration.jpg

Reference

US Constitution, Presidential Oath of Office, US Capitol, 1787 - Oath

Cite As

US Constitution, “Presidential Oath of Office,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed June 28, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/609.