I know this blog is about American history, not present politics, but since this is history in the making in a way we are all unusually aware of, here’s perhaps the last Obama link: the full text of his inauguration speech. In fifty years, it will figure large in countless U.S. history dissertations.
January 20, 2009 was called as a National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation by President Obama. See the full, short, text of the proclamation at whitehouse.gov.
All citizens–which means all of us living here, no matter our legal status–are called “to serve one another and common purpose of remaking this Nation”.
All Historic Present readers should be on board!