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In "President Bush's 'Islam is Peace' Speech," President Bush addresses the treatment of Muslims in the United States, less than one week after the September 11th terrorist attacks.Pair “President Bush’s ‘Islam is Peace’ Speech” with “An Incredible Job: Being America’s President” and ask students to identify the purpose behind President Bush’s 2001 address. What function was he serving when he gave that speech? Why or why not is this an important role for the President to play?
In this text, President Obama gives his 2015 State of the Union speech and addresses economic issues and recovery.Pair “President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address” with “An Incredible Job: Being America’s President” and ask students to discuss President Obama’s agenda for 2015. How do Obama’s plans for 2015 reflect the responsibilities of a president outlined in “An Incredible Job: Being America’s President"?
In "First Ladies Day," the author summarizes some of America's First Ladies' greatest challenges and successes, and argues that it's time to celebrate the women behind the world's most powerful office.Pair “An Incredible Job: Being America’s President” with “First Ladies Day” and ask students to discuss how they think the pressures and responsibilities of the role of President impact the life of the First Lady, who may or may not have aspired to her role. How do the obligations described in “An Incredible Job: Being America’s President” potentially expand or limit the opportunities a First Lady has to pursue her own goals and dreams? Considering the projects described in “First Ladies Day”. How do the President’s priorities impact the sorts of causes for which the First Lady is able to advocate?
This rousing speech by President Lyndon B. Johnson was delivered right after civil rights protesters were brutally beaten on "Bloody Sunday." This speech is considered one of the best presidential speeches in history, and eventually led to The Voting Rights Act of 1965.Pair “'We Shall Overcome' Speech” with “An Incredible Job: Being America’s President” and ask students to compare how Lyndon B. Johnson fulfills the responsibilities of a president outlined in “An Incredible Job: Being America’s President.” How is Johnson’s speech an example of his response to a domestic crisis?