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of the Union Address Worksheet
Complete the Assessing
the Speech Chart and rate the president's arguments.
7. Rhetoric: How would you describe President Obama's style? Circle all of the following words that apply.
8. Did the President recognize any individual people during the speech? Who? Why?
10. What did the journalists/political commentators on the PBS NewsHour say about the State of the Union Address? Does their assessment match yours? Would you change your evaluation of the speech after listening to the professional commentators?