Loading...

"Yes We Can". Barack Obama's Rhetoric of Hope in the 2008 Presidential Race

Term Paper 2016 14 Pages

American Studies - Miscellaneous

Summary

In the 2008 Presidential Election of the United States of America the democratic Afro-American Senator of Illinois Barack Obama won against his republican competitor, the Senator of Arizona John McCain. This was partly a consequence of Obama’s tactic to deliver speeches which transmitted hope and the faith to believe in America as a great country with a great future where everything is possible, by using common American cultural concepts like the American Dream, the American Exceptionalism and talking about an American Unity, an inclusive America where everyone is welcome.

In the following paper I will firstly show what exactly the concept of the American Dream means, why it is still important until today and why Barack Obama fits very good into this construction of the fulfilled American Dream.

Details

Pages
14
Year
2016
ISBN (eBook)
9783668542808
File size
460 KB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v376862
Institution / College
University of Passau
Grade
2,3
Tags
barack obama rhetoric hope presidential race

Author

Share

Previous

Title: "Yes We Can". Barack Obama's Rhetoric of Hope in the 2008 Presidential Race