The President

Barak Obama!! =]

Today, the 20th of January 2009 is a very historical day. This is because today President Barack Obama is being inaugurated. He is the 44th president of the United States of America, but is the 1st black president. This event took place in the Washington’s National Mall. There were estimated 1.5 million people at the special event                                                                                                                

Obama opened his speech with the following words: ‘my fellow citizens, I stand here today, Humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices made by our ancestors’.

Following this was the rest of his speech. He talked about all the challenges coming in the future and how the country will work together to get through it.  
This is the quote that mentions how we can all stick together and look out for one another. ‘It is the selfishness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend loose their job. It is a fire fighters courage to storm a stair way filled with smoke but also a parents willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our faith.’

It also mentions how Martin Luther King Jr. succeeded to get all the rights for Black People. This is one of the quotes where he mentioned: ‘And why a man whose father no less than sixty years ago might not have been served in a local restaurant, can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.’


He closes the speech with this simple line: We carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to the future, Thank You.’