Analysis Of Barack Obama's Inaugural Speech

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Barack Obama’s win for President in 2009 was a historical moment for the United States. His inaugural speech was much anticipated, because this was going to set the tone for his presidency. His speech told the American people that improving the economy is one of his priorities, but there were also other areas he would like to improve like healthcare and the education system. This was a speech that was meant to persuade the American public to take action for them to rise as a nation again, and for them to put their trust into him. His message addressed a couple of specific points like his gratefulness to the American people, the different crises America is facing, how America will overcome these crises, replying to his cynics, addressing the world, and then he reminded America again to be brave like they’ve always been to overcome the hard times (5 Speechwriting Lessons from Obama's Inaugural Speech, (n.d.). His speech had ethos, logos, and pathos throughout it, which is why it was a great persuasive message. According to…show more content…
“All this we can do. All this we will do”, is just one of the many phrases where he used the word “we” (Barack Obama's Inaugural Address, 2009). He recognized that so many people left their life in their homeland to make American their home, which appeals to the emotions of those who immigrated to America. He lets the people know that he believes in them, and that he is ready to work with them to overcome this economic crisis. His address to other nations outside of America displayed that he is not only ready to help America, but the world. He recognized the hardships people outside of his country were going through as well, which attested his compassion. The use of pathos was evident in this speech since he used it very consistently, and this convinces people that he recognizes their
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