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President Barack Obama gave the final speech of his two-term presidency on January 10, 2017, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>2017 Presidential Transition (Text 1)</u> -- This speech is part of a current event series highlighting key moments and issues as President Obama's term concludes and Donald Trump prepares to become the 45th president of the United States. During this speech, Obama reflects on his eight years as President. Use this text to introduce the presidential transition and to help build students' understanding of the numerous roles and responsibilities of the U.S. President. After reading, ask students to identify what Obama believes are the la