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Speech of Promise

Speech of Promise
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.58

     challenging words:    affirm, execute, leadership, repeated, helicopter, luncheon, pneumonia, balcony, oath, kennedy, swear, beginning, speech, history, elsewhere, audience
     content words:    United States, George Washington, New York, Federal Hall, Wall Street, Thomas Jefferson, Inauguration Day, William Henry Harrison, Franklin D., John F.

Speech of Promise
By Jody Williams

1     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.
2     Each president since George Washington in 1789 has said this oath. An oath is a promise. The first inauguration took place in New York at Federal Hall. Washington took his oath on a balcony. It overlooked Wall Street. The crowd cheered three times. Washington went back to the Senate to give his inaugural speech.
3     Four years later, Washington took his second oath. This took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This was a temporary home for the government while the permanent capital was being built. After the ceremony, Washington gave the shortest speech in history. It was just one hundred thirty-five words.

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