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Overview

Author

Barack Obama

Year Delivered

2009

Type

Primary Source

Genre

Speech

At a Glance

  • After being elected the 44th U.S. president in November 2008, Barack Obama (b. 1961) delivered his first inaugural speech on January 20, 2009. This speech drew the largest attendance ever at a presidential inauguration.
  • Obama used the speech to reassure the American people that the current economic crisis, as well as the challenges of terrorism, could be overcome.
  • The speech doubled as a call to action, as Obama encouraged shared sacrifice on the part of all Americans.
  • During the speech, Obama hinted at how his administration would approach economic, military, and other policies differently from the administration of outgoing president George W. Bush (b. 1946).
  • Obama described a need for increased diplomacy in foreign policy and repeated a campaign promise to bring home U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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