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Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. I read this speech, President Barack Obama's inaugural address in , in , in a different political climate, as I needed to remember the better days, the better times, the hope, the dream, and also to remember when we had a President who could speak a coherant sentence. I miss you President Obama. View 2 comments. Quotes from the book 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 forebears, and true to our founding documents.
On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. We remain a young nation, but in the words of scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our Quotes from the book 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 forebears, and true to our founding documents.
The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness. In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given.
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It must be earned. They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions; greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.
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They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and non-believers.
We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace. For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation relies.
Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. But those values upon which our success depends -- hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism -- these things are old. These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history.
Feb 10, Baby Bookworm rated it it was amazing Shelves: our-reviews. This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily!
The newly-elected president acknowledges the complicated past of America while celebrating our patchwork country of religions, races, cultures, genders, etc. He encourages us to embrace our differences, and our similarities, and find the enduring spirit within us to work together as one people with one goal: the preservation of our nation and its promise. The book is a bit long for babies, but JJ made it through without complaint, and absolutely adored the art.
This one is definitely Baby Bookworm approved, and great for celebrating a patriotic holiday like today. Be sure to check out The Baby Bookworm for more reviews! Decided I wanted to listen to previous President's speeches and Inaugural Addresses because our current President makes zero sense when he opens his mouth. I've read transcripts of Trump's speeches and they are so incoherent it makes me cringe. I've only read one other address, Washington's Farewell, and it was so concise and meaningful, which is leading me to other important addresses.
Obama's address is filled with hope, inclusion, and big plans. Whether or not all of these ideas came to Decided I wanted to listen to previous President's speeches and Inaugural Addresses because our current President makes zero sense when he opens his mouth. Whether or not all of these ideas came to fruition, his ideas and plans are full of looking forward to the future, celebrating America for the diversity within, and lifting up all citizens regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender.
Looking forward to seeking out other Presidential Addresses and speeches to see how they vary from year to year and how each stacks up to the others. This was from the book "THE U.
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Nov 06, Alunafowler rated it it was amazing. This historic nonfiction book was presented to specificly highlight the night of the forty fourth president historic inagural speech.
The words that the president spoke was inspirational and honest. He was mindful of the past while looking ahead to the future, President Obama's address conveyed a singular vision for a country united. Brought to life in stunning paintings by acclaimed artist Greg Ruth, Our Enduring Spirit is a record of this vision and a tribute to all people with the promise, the determination, and the hope to make it so. This thin watercolor picture cardboard book is good to present to elementary and middle school students.
As this book would be presented to a class, the students could identify what was meant by some of the cursive text.
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For example, "risk takers", and "determination". Apr 16, Clare Masullo rated it it was amazing Shelves: text-set. This book is a published, illustrated version of Barack Obama's inaugural speech. His message is incredibly uplifting, and a great reminder to readers about what it means to be American.
It helps in uniting the country by highlighting similar national beliefs that make us the country we are today. I think this illustrated version is great for children in that they receive a contemporary view of our country, as told by our president in chief. Furthermore, the President touches on issues of This book is a published, illustrated version of Barack Obama's inaugural speech. Furthermore, the President touches on issues of equality and diversity, something all children need to learn in today's day and age.
It is a very timely and effective read, with beautiful illustrations and highlighted text that draws attention to important words used in the speech. Apr 15, Maria rated it it was amazing Shelves: 4-multicultural , 3-picture-book , 2-subject-story , 2-visual-reads. I love presidential inaugural addresses. They are full of hope and pride and passion.
The inspire positive patriotism and camaraderie. The reveal our national ideals and aspirations and, hopefully, make us want to be better citizens. That holds true for this speech from Obama when he first took office. The words brought tears to my eyes when I first heard them spoken, and again as I read them beside the beautiful paintings in this volume. I love the black-and-white figures in front of the I love presidential inaugural addresses.
I love the black-and-white figures in front of the colorful backgrounds, the strong brush strokes, the energy that comes through.
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