Inaugural Address delivered
Read the Inaugural Address delivered by Thomas Jefferson in 1801.
1. What was his argument? (This question is about the document. Remember, you did the document
analysis in order to understand the argument and the ideas and information supporting the argument.)
2. What was the historical context in which the document was written? (These questions are about the
historical context in which the document was written. The “historical context” means the events and the
issues that were of importance when the author wrote the document.)
3. Why is understanding the document and the context relevant today?