In this part of the study guide, we will provide information about Barack Obama, the speaker of “The American Promise” speech at the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver, Colorado.
Barack Hussein Obama II (b. 1961) is an American politician. He was the 44th President of the US from 2009 to 2017 and also the first African-American to serve as President.
In 1996, Obama was elected as a member of the Illinois Senate. In 2004, he became a member of the US Senate. In 2007, Obama announced his candidacy for the presidency of the US and in 2008, during the Democratic Convention in Denver, Colorado, he accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for the presidency.
It is important to keep in mind that Obama’s nomination as the Democratic Party’s candid...