Instructional Video

President Clinton 1993 Inaugural Address

The theme of President William Jefferson Clinton's 1993 inaugural speech was renewal. Focusing on change for the future and peaceful diplomacy, the 42nd president of the United States addresses a hopeful nation nearing the turn of the century.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Provide the speech as an example of voice fluctuation and word choice in a forensics group or language arts class
  • Encourage learners to analyze Clinton's promises in the context of the 1990s
Classroom Considerations
  • Main video angle is shaky, which might be distracting to some
  • Note that the comment section is open to the public and contains political discourse
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Audio is clear and easy to understand
  • Offers a link to the C-SPAN archives
  • None