Question by  Sam39 (24)

Where was Lincoln sworn into office?


Answer by  jtpaag (473)

On Monday, March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln received the oath of office on the East Pontico of the Capitol. Lincoln was the eighth president-elect to take the oath there.


Answer by  critesb1 (224)

Lincoln took the oath of office on the East Portico. Where the capitol itself was sheathed in scaffolding because the copper and wood "Bulfinch" dome was being replaced with a cast iron dome. Where he rode in a open carriage with President Buchanan. Even though he was advise against it.

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