This activity comes with a condensed version of Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Address (1801). The students are then asked to analyze specific excerpts from the address and to put them in common language. Lastly, students are prompted (using a RAFT) to write their own inaugural address. This activity is fully aligned to the Common Core Standards (RH6-8.2, RH9-10.2, and RH11-12.2). The difficulty can be adjusted accordingly for each grade level. This activity is ready to print and to use! Enjoy!