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President Obama's second inaugural address

January 21, 2013
Words from the text of President Barack Obama's second inaugural address on Jan. 21, 2013. Transcript here.
distinguished
Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:
citizen
Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:
gather
Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution.
inaugurate
Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution.
enduring
Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution.
Constitution
Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution.
affirm
We affirm the promise of our democracy.
promise
We affirm the promise of our democracy.
democracy
We affirm the promise of our democracy.
recall
We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names.
tenet
We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names.
faith
We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names.
origin
We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names.
exceptional
What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago:
allegiance
What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago:
articulate
What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago:
declaration
What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago:
century
What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago:
equal
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
endowed
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Creator
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
unalienable
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
liberty
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
pursuit
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
happiness
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
journey
Today we continue a never-ending journey, to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time.
meaning
Today we continue a never-ending journey, to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time.
reality
Today we continue a never-ending journey, to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time.
secure
For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth.
patriot
The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob.
replace
The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob.
tyranny
The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob.
privilege
The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob.
republic
They gave to us a Republic, a government of, and by, and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed.
entrust
They gave to us a Republic, a government of, and by, and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed.
generation
They gave to us a Republic, a government of, and by, and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed.
creed
They gave to us a Republic, a government of, and by, and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed.
learn
Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free.
principle
Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free.
equality
Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free.
survive
Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free.
vow
We made ourselves anew, and vowed to move forward together.
determine
Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce; schools and colleges to train our workers.
modern
Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce; schools and colleges to train our workers.
economy
Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce; schools and colleges to train our workers.
require
Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce; schools and colleges to train our workers.
speed
Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce; schools and colleges to train our workers.
commerce
Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce; schools and colleges to train our workers.
college
Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce; schools and colleges to train our workers.
discover
Together, we discovered that a free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play.

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Saturday January 26th 2013, 7:23 PM
Comment by: khurshid B.
auspicious crowd. good speech but nothing like his speech when he was appointed president first time. this time though he was more clear and bold .

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