Barack Obama Inaugural Speech Analysis

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This speech was given on January 20th, 2009 by Barack H. Obama, who is the 44th President of the United States and the first African American to hold the office. That was the speech he gave in his First Inauguration in Washington DC, which set a record attendance for any event held in the city. The inaugural address was the culmination of the presidential transition of Barack Obama that began when he won the United States presidential election on November 4, 2008 and became the President-elect.
The lecture is a political text with a vigorous and impressive message. The speech was written by Jonathan Favreau who was responsible of the research and construction of it, always with the help of the President-to-be. The theme of the text is the
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Obama then returns to the argument that Americans must return to the values of their forefathers; that they must remember how far they have come and continue to make great strides.
Obama ends his speech with a reference to Americans fighting for their independence, that they never gave up then and they will not give up now. He states that what the country needs in that moment is “a new era of responsibility” asking people to assume their duties.
Obama includes a quote from The American Crisis by Thomas Paine stating: “Let it be told to the future world ... that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive... that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it].” He ends the speech with a challenge to the American people not to give up and to fight to keep the country strong.
In my opinion Obama had a difficult situation ahead of him and he was very clever to choose the correct words in his inaugural speech. He thanked people for voting and believing in him and vowed to not disappoint
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