Sixth Hour Inaugural Address Pages

What to Expect

The students were asked, as per the previous page, to research an Inaugural Address from any President. While researching their goal was to gain a better perspective of what the nation was experiencing at that time. For Instance, a student who chose Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Inaugural would learn that the nation he had inherited as President was just beginning to realize how bad things could possibly get as the Great Depression grew deeper and deeper. His address to the nation was one of hope and of perseverence when he said, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself." This speech forces us to learn the circumstances surrounding it and allows us to draw inferences linking past to present. We might ask ourselves after researching past Inaugural Addresses, "What might we expect to hear January 20, 2009?"

For More on Franklin's Inaugural:

Mr. Bruce's Example

Washington's First Inaugural Address

Student Inaugural Address Pages


Catherine and Samantha

Thomas Jefferson's Inaugural Address

Josh and Emmett

James Madison's Inaugural Address
Theodore Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address
Theodore Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address

Wyatt and Dylan

Andrew Jackson Inaugural Address

Martha and Jordan

Zachary Taylor's 1st Inaugural Address

Sydney& Scott

Abraham Lincoln's 1st Inaugural Address

Susan and Chris

Abraham Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address

Olivia and Mitchell

Benjamin Harrison's Inaugural Address

McKenzie and Jessica

Theodore Roosevelt's Inaurgural Address

Shaun and Zack

Herbert Hoover's Inaugural Address

Laurie and Brian

Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1st Inaugural Address

Tyler and Rath

Dwight Eisenhower's 1st Inaugural Address

Jasmine and Marissa

John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address

Lynzi and Brooklyn

Lyndon Johnson's Inaugural Address

Resources for Student Use

Sample Student Inaugural Address Page
This is what the students were provided via a template as a starting point.

Adding Audio of the Address to Your Page
If you found an MP3 recording of your chosen Inaugural Address and you want to add that to your page, here's the place to look. There are a few ways to do this, but the neatest way is a short process. On this page, you can learn how by following the steps closely.

Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
A must-see for all students. This site has tons of history and facts regarding all of the addresses. Very nice for research.

So Help Me God
This video was created for the Joint Congressional Committee of Inaugural Ceremonies. It documents the history of Inaugural Ceremonies from beginning to end. Please take a few to watch this video with your partner to gain some inspiration for your page.

Online Citation Builder
On the template you started your page with, there was a link to a different citation builder. If you thought that one was a bit complicated, try this one. It simplifies and streamlines the process. Remember, I ask for APA format.

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