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Obama State of Union
At the begging of every year, the President of the United States addresses the nation and outlines the direction the Senate will take under his term. This tradition is called, the State of Union and it is a televised event that is given to a joint session of congress as well as the entire nation. The president presented issues within his speech, while also providing possible solutions and answers to common questions the American people may have. The President spoke clearly and with confidence throughout the speech. Also, the speech motivated millions and provided hope for the future in such a short amount of time. Obama truly appealed to congress and managed to also address the nation by relating common issues to situations anyone could relate to. I believe Obama’s State of Union address was flawless in the terms of his vocal variety, his content strength and the way he presented possible solutions to his audience.
Obama starts off the address by bringing up his visit of the Andrews Air Force base where he welcomed some of the last troops who served in Iraq. This is important because it appeals to all the veterans and those affected by the war that they understood that the Iraq war was actually ending. “For the first time in nine years, there are no Americans fighting in Iraq” (Obama). Before Obama’s presidency he stated that he wanted to bring home the troops and with that statement he proved that he actually accomplished this within his term. He continues to praise the military on their efforts overseas. “We gather tonight knowing that this generation of heroes has made the United States safer and more respected around the world” (Obama). He continues to express his gratitude for the American troops for...

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...in topics that I believed needed more emphasis, but that may have been due to the fact that I was the secondary audience and Congress was the primary. All in all, I believe that Obama’s message and general purpose of calling Congress to action was successful.
In conclusion, I believe Obama’s State of Union address was flawless in the terms of his vocal variety, his content strength and the way he presented possible solutions of problems to his audience. His speech was tailored to address congress as well as secondary audience, the rest of the nation. Regardless of the diversity of the audience, Obama still managed to impact each diverse group with issues that each individual could relate to. Overall, Obama’s 2012 State of the Union informed the nation of his plans during presidency as well as persuaded Congress to take action and implement his plans for the future.
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