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First inauguration of George Washington

Historical event
NameFirst Presidential Inauguration of George Washington
ParticipantsGeorge Washington
LocationNew York City
Federal Hall
DateApril 30, 1789(226 years ago)

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The first inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States took place on April 30, 1789.

The inauguration marked the commencement of the first four-year term of George Washington as President and John Adams as Vice President. Sworn in by Chancellor of New York Robert Livingston during this first presidential inauguration, Washington became the first President of the United States following the ratification of the Constitution.


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