This study guide will help you analyze Barack Obama’s “Audacity of Hope” (2004) speech. In addition to help with your analysis, you can find a summary of the text and ideas for putting it into perspective.
Barack Obama (b. 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. Obama delivered his “Audacity of Hope” speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention, while he was a Senate candidate. Obama’s speech gained him popularity inside the Democratic Party and led to speculations regarding his future presidential candidacy. The speech also inspired Obama to write his second book, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, which was published in 2006.
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