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Inauguration Day Websites

Inauguration Day Websites

January 20th, 2009
Inauguration Day
Website Coverage

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Inauguration Day Photos

Inauguration Day Photos

January 20th, 2009
Inauguration Day
Photos

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Inauguration Day Newspapers

Inauguration Day Newspapers

January 20th, 2009
Inauguration Day
Newspaper Covers From Around The World

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Presidential Inauguration Speech

Presidential Inauguration Speech

January 20, 2009
Presidential Inauguration Speech
United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.

My fellow citizens:

I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and co-operation he has shown throughout this transition.

Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath. The 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 skill or vision of those in high office, but because we, the people, have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents.

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MKL Day Newspapers

MKL Day Newspapers

January 19th, 2009
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Newspaper Covers From
Around The World

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“I Have A Dream”

“I Have A Dream”

August 28, 1963
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I Have A Dream” Speech
March On Washington
Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

“I Have A Dream”

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

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Pre-Inauguration Welcome Concert Speech

Pre-Inauguration Welcome Concert Speech

January 18, 2009
Pre-Inauguration Welcome Concert Speech
Lincoln Memorial
Washington, D.C.

I want to thank all the speakers and performers for reminding us, through song and through words, just what it is that we love about America. And I want to thank all of you for braving the cold and the crowds and traveling in some cases thousands of miles to join us here today. Welcome to Washington, and welcome to this celebration of American renewal.

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Time Magazine Person Of The Year

Time Magazine Person Of The Year

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008
Time Magazine’s
2008 Person of the Year
Why History Can’t Wait
By David Von Drehle

You probably sat in a fancier conference room the last time you refinanced or heard a pitch about life insurance. There’s a table, some off-brand mesh office chairs, a bookcase that looks as if it had been put together with an Allen wrench and instructions in Swedish.

To reach this room, you pass through a cubicle farm lightly populated by quiet young people. Either they have just arrived or they are just leaving, because their desks are almost bare. The place has a vaguely familiar feel to it, this air of transient shabbiness and nondescriptitude. You can’t quite put your finger on it …

“It’s like the set of The Office,” someone offers.

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Election Websites

Election Websites

November 5th, 2008
Election Website Coverage

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Barack Obama – The First Black President Of The USA – Newspapers From Around The World

Barack Obama – The First Black President Of The USA – Newspapers From Around The World

November 5th, 2008
Obama Elected First Black President Of The United States
Newspaper Covers From Around The World

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Victory Speech

Victory Speech

November 4th, 2008
Election Night Presidential Victory Speech
Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

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Nomination Acceptance Speech – Newspapers From Around The World

Nomination Acceptance Speech – Newspapers From Around The World

August 29th, 2008
Obama Makes Nomination Acceptance Speech
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“The American Promise”

“The American Promise”

August 28th, 2008
“The American Promise” Speech
Democratic Convention Nomination Acceptance
Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

To Chairman Dean and my great friend Dick Durbin; and to all my fellow citizens of this great nation;

With profound gratitude and great humility, I accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States.

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Official Democratic Nomination – Newspapers From Around The World

Official Democratic Nomination – Newspapers From Around The World

August 28th, 2008
Obama Wins The Democratic Nomination For President
Newspaper Covers From Around The World

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“A More Perfect Union”

“A More Perfect Union”

June 16, 2008
“A More Perfect Union”
Speech on Race
Constitution Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

“We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.”

Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America’s improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars; statesmen and patriots who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787.

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Nomination Clinch – Newspaper Covers From Around The World

Nomination Clinch – Newspaper Covers From Around The World

June 4th, 2008
Barack Obama Clinches The Democratic Presidential Nomination
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Presumptive Democratic Nominee Speech

Presumptive Democratic Nominee Speech

June 3rd, 2008
Presumptive Democratic Nominee Speech
Xcel Center, St, Paul, Minnesota

Tonight, after fifty-four hard-fought contests, our primary season has finally come to an end.

Sixteen months have passed since we first stood together on the steps of the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. Thousands of miles have been traveled. Millions of voices have been heard. And because of what you said – because you decided that change must come to Washington; because you believed that this year must be different than all the rest; because you chose to listen not to your doubts or your fears but to your greatest hopes and highest aspirations, tonight we mark the end of one historic journey with the beginning of another – a journey that will bring a new and better day to America. Tonight, I can stand before you and say that I will be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States.

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2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote Address

2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote Address

July 27, 2004
Keynote Address
2004 Democratic National Convention
Fleet Center, Boston, Massachusetts

On behalf of the great state of Illinois, crossroads of a nation, land of Lincoln, let me express my deep gratitude for the privilege of addressing this convention. Tonight is a particular honor for me because, let’s face it, my presence on this stage is pretty unlikely. My father was a foreign student, born and raised in a small village in Kenya. He grew up herding goats, went to school in a tin-roof shack. His father, my grandfather, was a cook, a domestic servant.

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