Essay on President Obama 's Inaugural Speech

1318 Words May 4th, 2016 6 Pages
On January 20, 2009, history was made when the first African-American won the presidential election. The citizens of the United States of America saw the commencement of Barack Obama as he was sworn in and inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States. Many people were scared that that government and the White House would have dramatic changes. Millions of people living in the United States of America heard Obama’s inaugural speech. He spoke about the rules of the government and informed them of his intentions as a leader. He informed the audience that there would not be dramatic change just because he was the first African-American president. He stated that he would respect the traditions of the Founding Fathers. Another message from President Obama was to create a country that is inclusive because he wanted to unify the people of the country. President Barack Obama uses ethos and pathos efficiently to connect to the people by showing that he understands the struggles in the economy, the importance of a unified country, the American dream, and the social justice issues.
President Obama established his presidential character by involving the Founding Fathers and their views in his speech. In the beginning of his speech, he established that he understands the history of the country and is thankful for the Founding Fathers and the citizens who built the United States of America. He said, “I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you…

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