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Analysis of Obamas Inaugural Address

  • Date Submitted: 04/12/2012 04:58 PM
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On Tuesday January 20, 2009, President Barack Obama delivered his Inaugural address, as the forty-fourth president of the United States of America.   Obama‚Äôs Inaugural speech was a historic moment that was witnessed not only by the three million people actually attending the event, but also, the world.   It was a big step for America, as they voted in the first African American president.   Barack Obama humbly recognized the great challenges the nation was against, and he offered a reassuring message that these problems will be solved.   Taking a closer look at Barack Obamas speech and the many promises he makes to the American people, he clearly has outlined a fundamental plan. Knowing that there is a long road ahead and we have a clear plan set in place, by a leader who seems to have the nation in the palm of his hand, we will take a closer look at the inaugural address of Barack Obama, Looking at how Obama radiates leadership and his skilled use of Rhetoric to catch the attention of the American Public
Barack Obama begins his Address by thanking the former president (Bush) for his service to the country. He moves on and mentions that the oath has been taken forty four times.
The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because We the People have remained faithful to the ideals of our forebears, and true to our founding documents. (Obama, 2009)
Obama demonstrates that although the United States is in a depression, they will be able to pull themselves out.   During the course of his speech he exhibits two arguments.   There is a long road ahead to rebuilding America to be the most substantial country in the world, and there will be tough choices and sacrifices made by all.   On the other hand, he radiates optimism, and is sure that...


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