Barack Obama begins his speech on the American promise at the 2008 Democratic Convention by accepting the nomination for the presidency of the United States.

He then talks about how he had the opportunity to be in front of the audience, which was granted by his parents’ belief that America is a land of opportunity. Obama talks about the American promise, which was often in danger of disappearing, but which was always revived by hardworking men and women ready to fight for their dreams.

Then, Obama attempts to define the American promise. He first talks about freedom and respecting others; then, he focuses on innovations and jobs; finally, he talks about the way in which both the government and the individual have to work to help the country flourish. Obama then explains that the efforts of the ...

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