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On 28th March 2008, senator Barrack Hussein Obama amicably addressed the United States population with one of the ever given greatest speeches. It was not only regarded as a wake-up call for the Americans but also the beginning of a new epoch. To effectively instill the content of “A More perfect Union” speech to intended audience, Obama chose to use the Philadelphia venue. He brilliantly commenced his speech like a Declaration of Independence, an extremely powerful document that was deemed literally revolutional for its time. Obama through this document developed a concept that all personalities were created equally despite the fact that up-to-date, we still strive for equal treatment (Wood, 2010).
Obama mentioned that slavery went on for nearly twenty years after the pending down of signatures on the Declaration of Independence document, and suggested that our forefathers gave the future generations the mandate to perfect the living will of the United States of America over time. He reminded the addressees of all the past protests and struggles evidenced in the streets and courts that the Americans had already made in the quest for change. Obama embodied his presidential campaign as a partisan cause which was primarily embarked upon by the forefathers i.e. he told the audience that the eminent cause was one that everybody was obligated to.
Moreover, Obama admitted that we all come from different backgrounds yet, he suggested that his laid down goals and those of the listeners are of the same making required for our children and grandchildren brighter future. Furthermore, a masterful job of unifying his audience was also eminent when he suggested that we are not very different in our desires and goals since we share the same ideas needed for a unified America (Wood, 2010). Continuing in the area of commonality, Obama discussed his background by telling the audience that he had a black father of Kenyan origin and a white mother from Kansas. He further mentioned that he had white grandparents who effortlessly showed their patriotism by fighting in the Second World War (grandfather) and the grandmother worked at the assembling bombers (Wood, 2010).
Finally, Obama mentioned that he is married to a black woman who carries in her the true blood of slavery, and that he additionally has relatives bearing varying skin colors and who originate from different races. In mentioning patriotism, he intended to show the audience that his family had for long time been patriotic, a concept that he initially touched on when conferring to the Declaration of Independence (Wood, 2010). Thus, his struggle for equality was not only anchored on his family background, but also in the understanding of the struggles to achieve a unified America.