Thread Your Theme Throughout Your Speech If the core message of your speech is the plot of the story, then the theme of your speech is the setting and mood. Stated another way, your message is the what you say— your theme is the how you say it. Inauguration speeches are very naturally set with themes that emphasize the continuity and progress of a nation. Whatever the concerns of the era, they can be expressed relative to the past.
Context[ edit ] By definition, the inauguration marked the formal culmination of the presidential transition of Barack Obama that began when he won the United States presidential election on November 4, and became the President-elect. Obama also represented a generational change as the first man elected President who was born in the s.
He inherited what Peter Orszag termed an "economic mess" that became known as the lates financial crisis. Although the election was scheduled for November 4,the congressional committee began construction of the inaugural platform on September 24, Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.
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The environmental measures included the use of recyclable carpet for the platform, retrieval of recyclable items from outdoor areas after an event,  and the use of recycled paper for invitations and inaugural ball tickets.
Bush declared a federal state of emergency as a precaution so that funds could be sought from Federal Emergency Management Agency. Congress distributed invitations and color-coded tickets to both dignitaries and ordinary citizens for the reserved sections on or near the U.
Capitol grounds to view the swearing-in ceremony. To address the committee's concerns, StubHub and eBay agreed to ban ticket sales for the swearing-in ceremony on all of its sites.
Senate failed to pass the final bill, which caused the bill to die in the closing days of the lame duck legislative session.
Biden, dubbed "Amtrak Joe" for his daily commutes on Amtrak between Wilmington and Washington, built a reputation as a supporter of increased funding for U.
The concert featured performances and readings of historical passages by more than three dozen celebrities. Obama called upon communities everywhere to observe the King Day of Service, a day of citizen volunteer service honoring the human rights leader.
Kennedy Stadium where they helped thousands of volunteers prepare more than 85, care packages destined for U. We Are the Future" event at the Verizon Center.First inauguration of Barack Obama. Jump to navigation Jump to search Obama's goal for his Inaugural speech was to stir the following response among Americans: "This is why I want to go into public service and be a better politician.
The nine other official inaugural balls attended by the Obamas that evening included: The Obamas (left). Jan 20, · On January 20, President Barack Obama was sworn in as 44th President of the United States and delivered his Inaugural Address.
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Jan 20, · Following is the transcript of President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address, as transcribed by CQ Transcriptions. Barack Obama's Inaugural Speech JAN.
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For anyone who wants something shorter, The Times has condensed the . Jan 20, · He campaigned on the huge crowd sizes, but the turnout for the inauguration of President Donald Trump appears to be smaller than that of his predecessor as measured by side-by .
May 16, · Barack Obama's First Inaugural Address. Silver ticket for the inaugural ceremony distributed to the general public by the U.S.
Congress. What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them — that the stale political arguments that have consumed us .