First Inauguration Speech

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44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, in his First Inauguration speech, extend on the ideas from our forefathers as the plan for the future nation. Obama’s purpose is to discuss his plans for his next 4 year term. He creates a direct tone to relate to the Nation that there is work to be done and we need to work together in order to achieve these goals. Obama uses patriotism, ethos, and altruism to explain the problems that the nations is facing.
Obama opens by acknowledging that today is for rejoicing but storms are upon us and “We the People” (Obama,2) must stand together. Directly into the state of the economy and nation, “Our nation is at war, against a far reaching network of violence and hatred”, “Our economy is badly weakened..”
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“For us, they packed their few worldly possessions and traveled across oceans in search of a new life” (Obama,11), creating a nation “bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions” (Obama,14). Conveying to the audience that the people before us did not fight this hard for us to let the nation be in this state of crisis. “We must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America” (Obama, 13). Using the past mistakes to teach the nation for the future. The overwhelming emotion from the president shows the support and effort that he is going to incorporate for his next four years hoping to gain acceptance from the people.
Obama proceeds in his speech by proposing to other nations that we will stand with them as an alliance. “The lines of tribe shall soon dissolve” we will put an end to our differences and stand alongside each other for “America must play its role in ushering a new era of peace”. In order to remake america we must also set aside differences and make alliances. Obama gives more strategy and details as to how the next four years will resemble.
In Obama’s First inauguration speech he extends on the ideas our forefathers and the plans for america. Keeping the purpose of laying out his next four year term to the nation he uses many ideas to convey his