Explore the words that shaped the course of history, wherever you are. Obama Speeches and Analysis, a DocNotes App, brings you the authoritative texts of the U.S. president's most influential addresses with expert analysis by presidential historian Chester Pach, history professor and director of graduate studies in history at Ohio University. Discover Barack Obama through his own words, with the aid of a leading presidential scholar. A must-have app for all history lovers, teachers, and students.
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Pach's analysis illuminates President Obama through each of these key speeches:
-Keynote Address at Democratic National Convention (2004): This address, Obama's first to a national audience, was a rousing success and paved the way for his presidential campaign.
-"A More Perfect Union" (2008): Obama earned widespread praise for this compassionate, courageous, and calm discussion of race, an issue that often produces sensationalist commentary.
-"The American Promise" (2008): In this speech at Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado, Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for president.
-Inaugural Address (2009): Obama's inaugural address was the most anticipated political speech of the first decade of the twenty-first century.
-Authoritative texts of Obama's most influential speeches.
-Critical commentary by presidential historian Paul includes Overview, Explanation and Analysis, and Impact and Legacy.
-Timelines, glossaries, essential quotes, and questions for further study enhance your understanding of the speeches.
-Key sources and further reading recommendations.
-INSTANT search results and powerful advanced search options.
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-Customize fonts, size, colors, margins, spacing, and alignment.
-Adjust font size with a pinching gesture while reading.
-Night mode—-black background with white text—-allows for low-light reading.
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-App remembers your last location within each document.
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