Obama's First Inauguration Speech Analysis

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On Tuesday January 20, 2009, President Barack Obama announced his Inaugural address outside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., as the forty-fourth president of the United States of America. Obama's Inauguration speech was a noteworthy moment that was observed not only by three million people attending the event, but also by people around the world. The structure of the speech starts with Obama speaking about American hardships and the important challenges they face, the wars that Americans are involved in, how they have been affected by the economic crises, and also their recovery from 9/11. Presidents for many years have been using rhetoric to show their objectives and to summarize their beliefs on extensive issues to the people. Obama used numerous forms of rhetoric and rhetorical tools throughout his inauguration speech to help the viewer's connect with Obama. Obama called upon to the viewer's emotions and made logical points, at the same time preserving his own trustworthiness. Many official analysts propose that his inauguration speech was unsuccessful in inspiring the American people, in my opinion, President Obama use of rhetoric came without interruptions to model a complete and persuasive speech.

Obama shows credibility in many ways. He is the first baby boom presidency and more notably, the first African-American president. Obama broke many of the previously set racial barriers that have impaired America since its beginning. A graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, appealing and intelligible, Obama takes into his presidency an accepted dislike for Washington-as-usual politics (Charen). His open invite and pledge to be attentive to all ideas serve as an example his longing to deliver a much-needed alliance to Democrats and Republicans. The care and concern he displays towards his wife, Michelle, and his two girls help to place Obama as a devoted family man.

In his speech, Obama evokes a feeling of outrage and injustice...
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