SSAT Reading Question 244: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 244

4. Thomas Jefferson's State of the Union address differed from Washington's address in that Jefferson

  • A. spoke first to the Senate and then to the House of Representatives
  • B. presented more frequent messages than did Washington
  • C. broadcast his message on radio
  • D. did not deliver his address in person

Correct Answer: D


D is correct. Thomas Jefferson thought Washington’s oral presentation was "too monarchial for the new republic," so Jefferson "wrote out his address and sent it to Congress to be read by a clerk."

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