Bush, “An Address to a Joint Session of Congress,” Textual Authentication

“An Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People,” a machine-readable edition
Bush, George W. (1946- )

edited by
Sarah E. Spring (editor), Joseph C. Packer (editor)

2007

Voices of Democracy
Voices of Democracy: The U. S. Oratory Project

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Brief notes on the text are included in the editorial
declaration of this header.

Bush, George W. “An Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People.” Official White House website–George W. Bush, September 20, 2001, http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010920-8.html. Video. [=A]
Bush, George W. “An Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People.” Official White House website–George W. Bush, September 20, 2001, http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010920-8.html. Transcript. [=B]

The copy-text is Bush’s 2001 address (=A), a video presentation of the speech from September 20, 2001. This selection was based on the plausible efficacy of the delivered speech in the joint session of Congress and the large number of viewers of the speech both on live television and radio and subsequently in various venues. Applause and other audience
responses are not represented in the text.

The other version (=B) represents the written transcript of the speech offered by the Bush administration. This version is followed for paragraphing, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.

Paragraph numbers have been added in square brackets.

The text of this edition has been thoroughly checked and proofread. The text does not depart from the copy-text or general editorial principles.

All double quotation marks are rendered with “, all single quotation marks with
apostrophe.

Standard date values are given in ISO form: yyyy-mm-dd.

Characteristics of interpretation of this edition are as follows:
Proper names are not marked.
Dates are not marked.
Emphasis is marked without interpretation.
There are no departures from the copy-text.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Classification
J82

20 September 2001

English

Political Science, Presidents–United
States–messages

2006-04-25

VOD Associate Editor
Gaines, Robert N.

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2006-09-20

editors
Sarah E. Spring and Joseph C. Packer

collation of electronic copy-text with other versions

2006-09-26

editors
Sarah E. Spring and Joseph C. Packer

editing of electronic text

2006-09-28

editors
Sarah E. Spring and Joseph C. Packer

proof-reading of edited electronic text