March 21, 2019

Featured Source: President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address

President Obama 2016 State of the Union Address

President Obama 2016 State of the Union Address. January 12, 2016. Text accessed from Congress.gov.

Read this In Custodia Legis blog post on State of the Union addresses from the Library of Congress. List the main points covered in the post. Then look at the Wordle™ made from the text of President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address given on January 12, 2016. What key themes are highlighted in this Wordle? How do those themes compare to the main headings of the address as categorized by the 2016 address White House web page?

Read the full text of President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address or watch the video of the 2016 address. Then, using only words shown in the Wordle above, create a poem that summarizes the address.

Compare and contrast the themes represented in the Wordle from President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address with the Wordles from his 2012 State of the Union Address and his 2013 Inauguration Address.

What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!

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