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.
In chapter three of The Black Presidency, Barack Obama’s rhetoric strategies and how he puts them to use is put on display. Precise examples show how eloquently he ties these strategies to his speeches. After my reading I was more familiar with these strategies and how I was affected on his ways of speech.
After attending Mercer Island High School in Washington, Stanley Ann Dunham enrolled at the University of Hawaii. Barack Obama Sr. came to Hawaii from Kenya in order to study for a degree in economics, where he met Ann. Six months after Barack Sr. and Ann Dunham married in February, 1961, Barack Obama was born on August 4th, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii. However, Barack’s parents marriage did not last and ended in divorce in early 1964. After living six years in Hawaii, his mother remarried in 1967 resulting in his family moving to Indonesia. While living in Indonesia, Barack attended Catholic and Muslim schools. After moving away from Hawaii, Barack only saw his father once, due to his father’s return to Kenya, where he worked for a US oil company and the Kenyan government. In 1982, Barack Obama Sr. was killed in a car accident, at the age of 46. Ann, Barack’s mother then moved her family back to Hawaii to attend graduate school in 1974. However, she returned back to Indonesia in 1977. Barack decided to remain in Hawaii, where he was raised by his grandparents. He was then enrolled in Punahou Academy and graduated with academic honors in 1979. Following high school, Barack
This mini project paper analyses the approaches used by the President Barack Obama in his inauguration speech which he delivered on 21ST January 2013. The study focus solely on the approaches used by Barack Obama to deliver his ideology as the President of the United States of America to get the public to be acquainted with his administration agenda moving forward to strengthen the democrats in the inauguration speech rhetorically. The discourse analysis was carried out based on the video recording of the inauguration speech delivered by President Barack Obama in 2013 which was then uploaded in YouTube and the findings of this research will be presented in textual analysis along with review of related studies.
President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address uses stories to develop an emotional connection with the audience and stakeholders, demonstrating a sense of passion similar to Orwell. In the essay, “Why I Write”, Orwell depicts his motive for writing as a passion for political purpose, similarly Obama uses politics to become the dominating theme of the address. However, each individual is fueled by a separate reasoning for the shared admiration of political writing. George Orwell choses to write political novels due the experiences he has encountered as demonstrated when he writes, “This increased my natural hatred of authority and made me fully aware of the existence of working classes…understanding of the nature of imperialism…”(Orwell
Power can be translated to the “ability to influence others” (Agunis, Pierce, & Simonsen, 1998, p. 456). Barack Obama has influenced millions in his lifetime by taking the power he desires to have, from being an attorney, moving up to Illinois State Senator, to becoming a US President for two terms. While he was a Senator in 2004 he was invited to speak at the Democratic National Convention. In his Keynote Address, he expressed different bases of power as he spoke. The bases of power, as explained by Agunis, Pierce, and Simonsen, are reward, coercive, legitimate, referent, and expert. Obama especially exercises three of the bases in his speech, as well as powerful talk. Referent power is considered to be the desire to be associated with the speaker, legitimate power is based off
On March 18, 2008, former United States president Barack Obama made a statement to clarify the meaning and the truth behind the statements made by his pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright. During this time in America, many people felt racism was very much alive in society and hoped that voting for a black president would be a major step to resolving this ongoing problem. Yet the reverends comments seem to prove to people across the country that racism was not only still existing, but that the possibly elected African American president was a racist. Using plain folk, Barack Obama was able to educate people on the truth of his views by making Americans very engaged through incorporation of known events into his ideas, making people
2008 was the year, where the first black president, was elected in the United States of America. The essay Obama!!! tells us about, how foreigners often have a lagging understanding of the American political system, and the American people. Another big topic is, how Americans have screwed priorities.
The numerous conventions of today 's political discourse have been specifically crafted in order to appeal to the general public. Some politicians deviate from these conventions in order to stand out. However many political leaders conform to them since it is the most reliable way to create a wide range of support. These carefully developed political norms are present and detectable among numerous speeches done by the most powerful and influential political leaders in the world. Since the public is easily manipulated by these conventions, presidents are usually found to utilize them. During Barack Obama 's fight to become the president of the United States, he conforms to certain conventions of political discourse such as euphemisms, pathos
At the Democratic Convention in 2008, Barack Obama held an acceptance speech after winning the primary election for the Democratic party, leading him to be a candidate for the presidential election in the United States against the Republican presidential candidate, John McCain. Throughout his speech Obama makes numerous references to American history, this paper will focus on Obama 's use of American values and historical references throughout this excerpt from the speech.
Every candidate puts an enormous amount of effort into influencing voters but most people might think it is not simple and rather impossible to persuade voters with a positive message. But Barack Obama may have actually succeeded with his persuasion, mostly by speaking with sincerity and hope. He has pursued the political strategy of hopefulness for over eight years that it feels almost authentic. What likely impressed the audience was his advanced use of metaphor. It is natural to talk about politics by means of dozens of common metaphors but usually we do not even realise how many metaphors appear in speeches.
Soon the United States will have a new president. After two terms of Barack Obama’s presidency, the country expects the new leader to not only bring some fresh air to American domestic and foreign policy, but also to solve a number of problems that have accumulated during the past eight years. Without speculating how efficient Obama was as a president, as well as leaving aside the comparisons between the two major candidates—Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump—it still must be said that the latter is probably the worst choice for president this election season. There is a number of reasons underlying this statement.
Obama’s belief in American values isn’t entirely rhetorical; he will sometimes place ideals above interests. then again it is always summed up and comes down to for Obama, relations between countries. Then again back during the revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa seem to have transformed President Obama from a realist into an idealist. Obama started out emphasising realism in reaction to the idealist excesses of the Bush administration. n his first two years in office, Obama seemed to want to lead an America, that, in the famous words of John Quincy Adams, “does not go in search of monsters to destroy”. Obama’s initial response to the protests in North Africa seemed to confirm his realism. What is remarkable about this change
Study hard in school. Be focused. In the end it’s your own responsibility to succeed. The teachers, the government and your parents can be supportive without you being supportive of yourself. The only one who can fulfill your responsibilities is you. You have to pull yourself together and be active in school. Everyone can be something great if they just study hard enough. That’s what the president of the United States, Barack Obama, says in his speech from 2009. He visits the first day of school in Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, and tries to give the students a pep talk. He wants the students to be hardworking and take responsibility for their own lives. It is so important that the students give themselves 100% to their schoolwork – according to Obama.
Making history in the books as becoming the first African-American to become president. Barack Obama was welcome at the election in Chicago, with cheers and hand claps from the audience as his family followed behind him with support to enjoy the moment in his victory over John McClain and Hilary Clinton. Thanking and giving gratitude to his supports, his opponents, and his team, from all they put into this election. Addressing all the well needed crisis in America will be change once he steps in office. Showing the signs of a great leader the audience and viewers are looking at enlighten the future up ahead in the days to come.
On 19th June 2013 Barack Obama, who is the current president of America, held a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. It brought thousands of people there and millions around the world in front of the televisions. Its purpose is to inform the world about the beginning of negotiations with Russia aimed at ending the two nations` Cold War military posture and a reduction of nuclear arms by up to one third.