In his first speech as the nation's chief executive, President Bush delivered a stunning address capable of reuniting a nation bitterly divided, many say. A plethora of flags hanging behind the U.S. Capitol stage, Bush spoke to a crowd of thousands after being sworn in to office Saturday. And it was a speech lined with obvious passion and a call for all Americans to unite, especially since the Florida ballot melee has left a sour taste in the mouth of much of America. "I will work to build a single nation of justice and opportunity," he told a crowd so Republican that it heavily booed both President Clinton and Vice President Gore when the pair were introduced before the swearing-in ceremony began. "We are confident in principles that unite and lead us onward.
George Washington’s Inaugural Speech paved the way for the United States government to function as an independent country. He was unanimously elected the President of the United States on February 4, 1789 (Meltzer 141). When George was headed to New York, citizens and officials presented marks of affection and the artillery roared a salute of honor to him (The U.S.). The tributes were supposed to make his trip a triumphant procession, but it filled him with anxiety (The U.S. & Meltzer 141). He would bow to visitors as they were presented, but he would not shake hands with none, not even with personal friends (Cunliffe 125).
These men both ran tough campaigns. On the other hand, voters looked to them for answers about the American economy and about the Iraq war. In the close election Obama won. He took office on January 20, 2009 our very own president Obama promised changed and gave the people hope for the future of America. After all being the president of the U.S comes with benefits.
The president of the United States of America is important role to its ability to run successfully, and smoothly. The president makes vital decisions that have huge impacts for all those involved such as, its citizens, foreign citizens, and its allies. Barack Obama made his history in 2008, when he became the first African American president. This essay will look at his background, his run for president, his achieves, future plans for America, and my opinion as a British citizen. Barack Hussein Obama II was born in 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Following the victory establishing trust and gathering all the factions of the citizens around the president was a necessity. In his home city Chicago Obama gave his victory speech that was a great sign to express his loyalty to his people and to the Americans as a metaphor. (240,000 pack Grant Park for election rally, 2008 ) Winning the election was the big event and the main reason
President Barack Obama has been a well-known political figure for just over 8 years; he has served two terms as the President of the United States. There has been controversy surrounding the first African American president, after his first term Obama failed to prove to America that he would fix all the things he promised to fix upon election. With his second term he has set in place his views and goals for the country. Obama’s views have been trying to benefit the overall population of American, from the poor all the way to the rich with a few subclasses in-between. During the Inauguration of his second term, won against Mitt Romney.
Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address As I read the lines carefully of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, I wonder how a man who is elected for his second term as president with over 54% of the popular vote, and in turn, compose such an eloquent address can be assassinated little more than a month later. In reading other commentaries concerning this address it seems to me that everyone concurs that this address is one of the finest speeches ever written by a president. Lincoln wrote other memorable speeches such as his first inaugural address, and the Gettysburg Address, which are of equally high caliber, however, his second inaugural address is considered a favorite by most critics. Even the surrounding circumstances at the time of the address are unique. There was weeks of wet weather that had caused Pennsylvania Avenue to become a sea of mud and standing water.
Inauguration of a President is a grand occasion in America. This is held often in January after the previous office holder is removed from office due to the expired term of the previous President. At this induction, the new President, after taking the oath into office, gives his inaugural address in front of the nation. Inaugural addresses tell what the newly inducted President will do for his term. Presidents state the important parts of why they were chosen and what they will attempt to complete to better the nation, and lead it efficiently.
In 2008 history was made when President Obama was elected to office, and whether you agree with his policies, he is the nation’s first black president which is a milestone for America. In 2013 he was reelected to office. Both these elections he gave an inauguration speeches, which is customary, both with the same basic message “America has a lasting legacy and even though she has problems we will overcome them.” In both speeches he talks about the lasting legacy America has both around the world and throughout time. He talks about the sacrifices that previous generations make for our country. He references the American Revolution, in both speeches, as well as other major battle fields, such as Normandy and Khe Sahn (Obama 09).
We may not have come from the same place, but we all want to move in the same direction. Barack Obama’s speech “A More Perfect Union” (Nov. 17, 2008) captivates our nation with its thought out structure of the division and inequality in America. Obama successfully used allusion and repetition. Along with personal anecdotes to identify with the audience. Opening with "We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” conveys an image of the constitution for the purpose of the speech; what comes next is “Two hundred and twenty one years ago,” an opening that places him in the tradition of Lincoln at Gettysburg and Dr. King at the Lincoln Memorial “Five score years ago.” Concentrating on the nation’s misunderstanding and miscommunication connected to racism in America.