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Presidents of the United States
State of the Union

Presidents of the United States
Presidents of the United States


State of the Union
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.45

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    prosperity, agenda, nuclear, internal, unemployed, controversial, uranium, inflation, domestic, recession, social, presentation, security, strengthen, saying, policy
     content words:    President John F., Union Address, Capitol Hill, George Washington, United States, Native Americans, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, South American, Herbert Hoover


State of the Union
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Caption: President John F. Kennedy gives his State of the Union Address on January 14, 1963.
 
2     According to the Constitution, one of the president's jobs is to report to Congress "from time to time" about how our country is doing. Over the years, this has become an annual report known as the State of the Union Address.
 
3     In years past, a written report was sometimes sent to the Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill. Now the report is given in a speech before a joint session of Congress. In it, the president talks about accomplishments of the year gone by. He may also set out his agenda for the upcoming year.
 
4     George Washington gave the first State of the Union message. In his speech, he talked about hostilities between the United States and Native Americans. In one of his State of the Union messages, Thomas Jefferson talked about wars in Europe. Abraham Lincoln gave a State of the Union message in which he discussed our relations with South American countries.

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