“This generation of Americans has been tested by crises that steeled our resolve and proved our resilience. A decade of war is now ending. An economic recovery has begun. America’s possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands: youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it — so long as we seize it together.”
Obama took the oath of office on Monday, a day which was also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Coincidence? Obama’s speeches are always inspiring, encouraging and moving.
If you are interested in reading and listening to the inaugural address here.
You can also watch this short documentary from CNN Student News. Here you will learn some interesting trivia about other oaths of office in history.