American Cool Speech Analysis

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The “American Cool” is an exhibit that had been held last year from February 7, 2015 till September 7, 2014 at Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, Dc. It was mainly about successful and famous Americans since the 20th century. The Curators Joel Dinerstein, a professor at the Tulane University and director of the university’s Center for Gulf south Studies, and Frank Goodyear, a photography scholar, curated the “American Cool.” The Curators nominated the 100 cool Americans, based on four major criteria: “an original artistic vision carried off with a signature style, cultural rebellion or transgression for a given generation, iconic power, or instant visual recognition, and a recognized cultural legacy.” President Barack Obama, the 44Th president of the…show more content…
He delivered his speeches fearlessly with new ideas, hope and vision. His speeches were more about changing of old ideas and to adapting to a modern social way of life. He convinced that racial barriers are an outdated form of system. His successful election campaign proves the American people wanted change. In the book “At This Defining Moment” by Eden Logan, she says, “Americans of all races were drawn to Obama by the sense of redemption that he seemed to offer, and by the desire to feel good about the United States again.” In addition, his recent immigration reform without approval of the congress can be considered as cultural rebellion or transgression for a given generation. He gave guarantee and hope to more than 10 million illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S.A. and work on their American dream. President Barack Obama’s skillful presentation, fearless ideas and use of his authority power to give hope for millions of illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S.A. can be considered as a cultural

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