with thanks to Joyce Valenza -
for our speech teacher colleagues, excellent resources for the study of presidential speeches, especially inaugural addresses.
- Word clouds prepared by the Federal News Service
- “I Do Solemnly Swear”: Presidential Inaugurations a collection of approximately 400 items or 2,000 digital files relating to inaugurations from George Washington’s in 1789 to Barack Obama’s inauguration of 2009 from the American Memory Collection of the Library of Congress
- The National Archives’ Inaugural Quiz
- Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies offers speeches, facts, videos, slideshows and more
- Inauguration Firsts from the Smithsonian
- The New York Times also offers an opportunity for students to Build Your Own Inaugural Address of excerpts from past addresses.
- PBS offered an opportunity to write President Obama’s address out of Historical Inaugural Speeches, Obama Quotes, and an Obama Speech Template.
- First Ladies from the National Museum of American History offers far more than gowns
- White House YouTube Channel