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Which US president said I promise instead of I swear at his inauguration?

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Franklin Pierce was the only president to say "I promise" instead of "I swear" at his inauguration. Herbert Hoover also affirmed the oath, which is a constitutional alternative to swearing.


Franklin Pierce was the only president to say "I promise" instead of "I swear" at his inauguration. Herbert Hoover also affirmed the oath, which is a constitutional alternative to swearing.Read more: Which_US_president_said_'I_promise'_instead_of_'I_swear'_at_his_inauguration




no because after noon on inauguration by law the elect is president


Yes he does. Whether a president is elected for the first time or re-elected for a second term, there is an inauguration ceremony, and at that time, the president and vice president are sworn in.


The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court administers the oath to the President. There is no designated person to swear in the vice-president, however. That is up to the Vice President elect.


"to promise" is "prometer", "to swear" (like promise, not to curse) is "jurar"


it's people who swear at noon....


The Chief Justice of the United States (Supreme Court) typically administers the oath of office to the incoming President. Another justice may swear in the Vice-President. Senior Justice John Paul Stevens administered the oath to Vice-President Biden at the 2008 inauguration.


All presidents take an oath to uphold and defend the constitution. This began with our first president, George Washington. It is not referred to as a vow, although it is a promise that the new president makes. Here is the entire oath: "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."


the President-Elect must swear an oath to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."


In this context, to swear means to promise. Solemn means being formal, serious and sensible. So "I solemnly swear" is another way of saying "I promise, and I understand how important this is".


Pierce made his inaugural address from memory and it was well received. He chose to say "affirm" instead of "swear" when he took the oath.


pledge, promise, swear


the President-Elect must swear an oath to "preserve, protect and defend the . Constitution of the united states


every 4 years the swear in a new president !


"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."


The inauguration of a US president is not entirely a matter of doctrine or law. The only constitutional stipulations are that the president swear the oath stated in the Constitution and the date upon which he should do so. Washington DC became the traditional location to swear in as president of the United States since Thomas Jefferson did so in 1743. Since then, it has been primarily a matter of the presidential individual wanting to get some rest before getting rogered by the press the next morning.


The new president swears the following oath:"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."


You can: * swear TO a person (make a binding verbal promise) * swear AT a person (curse them) * swear IN a person (make them a member of a jury or similar) but AFAIK you can't just swear a person.


The word "avow" means to swear or to promise solemnly.


Promise to swear allegiance to the U.S. and to follow its laws and the Constitution.


Swear means to take an oath or give a word of promise or convince that one is telling the truth. However if such word of promise is not from the true feelings(yet swear in the name of God) then the words used are profane,verbal abusive words called a 'swear' word , Curse or in slang'swear' an oath of truth.


No you don't.In many courts, the UK included, it is normal to swear an oath on the bible or otherwise swear a declaration.For religious reasons, an atheist can make a promise and does not need to use a bible at all.Also, for religious reasons, some Christians refuse to swear an oath because the bible instructs not to swear and they are able to make a promise before God.For others with religious beliefs that are non Christian, courts have forms of promise that are acceptable to them.All countries and all courts have their own rules and guidelines.



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