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Inaugural Presidential Address

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Author: Barack Obama
Published: 2009
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,589 / 18 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.1
LoC Category:
Downloads: 2,938
Added to site: 2009.01.21 23202
Genres: Politics, Post-1930

Barack Obama's Inaugural Address

This is Michael Hart's first draft of President Obama's Inaugural Speech.

It was typed my hand on a new computer, so there may be more errors than I would have liked if my old one hadn't died last night.

We will be combining this with other versions that will be coming in and a few references to the official version, but we will stick to what was said as opposed to the official script. My paragraphs will not always be the same length, punctuation not always the same, etc.

Michael S. Hart Founder Project Gutenberg


My fellow Americans, I stand before you today, humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices born by our ancestors.

I thank President Bush for his service to our nation [applause pause], as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.

44 Americans have now taken the presidential oath. Words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity, and the still waters of peace. Yet every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds, and raging storms.

At these moments, America has carried on, not simply because of the vision or

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****

good speech suited for the time.Must read for political fanatics!



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