Obama State Of The Union Speech Analysis

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The State of the Union Address On January 12, 2010 President Barack Obama addressed Congress through the annual State of the Union address. In Article II, Section 3 of the United States Constitution, it states that “He shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” In other words, this is the opportunity for the President of the United States to inform and report on the status of the country. Within his report, the President gives an outline on the steps he plans to take to which he feels will make this a better nation. The State of the Union speech that Barack Obama put together, was an opportunity to see how he decided to step up as President of the United States. This speech was not only to Congress, but to the people of the United States as well. Although the citizens did not directly vote for Obama, with political equality, they chose the individuals to represent them, also known as indirect democracy, which have the direct vote to elect the president. Millions tuned in on Tuesday night, whether it was on the computer, television, or on the radio, to listen to what the President had to…show more content…
He gave hope to the number of Americans without healthcare or who are struggling to find a job. The President stated that the United States is a country that is not afraid when times are hard and is willing to fight through the troubles for our children and grandchildren. He proposed many ideas that he thinks will help better the nation. As one of the key components of democracy, popular sovereignty, the people of this country want solutions to the problems and Obama has some ideas. Now it is in the hands of Obama and his administration to take it a step further and see if it is really the answer our country is looking
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