President Barack Obama's Speech

Staring President Barack Obama

Historical Context of speech

President Barack Obama gave his speech in the White House on January 21, 2013 at 11:55 AM.

Charles Kirby, Osvaldo Rivera, Dakota Johnson, Damani Guerra


Throughout Barack Obama's inaugural address, it is evident that we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. "What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago:" "Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce; schools and colleges to train our workers."