A More Perfect Union - Summary Essay

781 Words Apr 27th, 2013 4 Pages
“ A More Perfect Union” is a speech delivered by the presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008. The speech was a response to the controversial comments about race segregation in America made by his former pastor J. Wright. Obama revealed his personal history as a man of color, living in the United States. He encouraged the nation to end the racial division, to overlook all the issues and unite to form A More Perfect Union . In the middle of the presidential campaign Barack Obama found himself involved in the political controversy. We all remember the provocative preaching of Jeremiah Wright broadcasted on every news channel and You …show more content…
I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother, a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me … These people are part of me. And they are part of America, this country that I love.” His goal is to show that success of the country is in the hands of people. Coming together as a nation, leaving past issues of slavery and inequality in the past, is the only way to move forward. Another effective tool to appeal to his supporters is adding his personal experiences. Senator Obama tells about the struggle and the hardships encountered by him and his family. He tells he is a son of a white woman from Kansas and a black man from Kenya. “I am married to a black American who carries within her the blood of slaves and slave owners — an inheritance we pass on to our two precious daughters. I have brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, uncles, and cousins, of every race and every hue, scattered across three continents, and for as long as I live, I will never forget that in no other country on Earth is my story even possible.” The speech ends with very impressive story of a volunteer Ashley Baia, young white girl from South Carolina. She comes from a poor family and Ashley made

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