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Barack Obama - Key Speeches
- Address to Joint Session of Congress on State of the Nation
President Obama mapped his road to recovery in a speech before a joint session of Congress on February 24, 2009.
- Inaugural Address
Read Barack Obama's complete Inauguration speech delivered after his swearing-in ceremony on January 20, 2009.
- Barack Obama Election Night Speech
Read the full text of the speech Barack Obama delivered to the world on the evening he learned he had been elected President of the United States. Delivered November 4, 2008.
- Speech on Race and Reverend Wright
In what would become one of the most notable speeches of his campaign, Obama directly addresses the nation's muddy waters of race and his association with Reverend Wright. Delivered March 8, 2008.
- Barack Obama Announces his Run for President of the United States
Read the speech from day one of Barack Obama's successful run for President. Delivered February 10, 2007.
- Barack Obama's Speech at the Dedication of the Lincoln Presidential Library
Long before Obama drew on the words of Lincoln on his own election night, he spoke of the president he admires at the dedication of the Lincoln Library in Springfield, IL. Delivered April 20, 2005.
- Barack Obama's Speech at the 2004 DNC
By many accounts, it was this speech at the Democratic National Convention that launched Barack Obama to the presidency just a little more than four years later. Delivered July 27, 2004.
Barack Obama - Other Speeches
- Obama Remarks at the "We Are One" Inaugural Concert
Read Obama's remarks made on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at his Inauguration Opening Concert on January 19, 2009.
- Obama Memorial Day Speech 2005 at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Obama's words of comfort to military families on Memorial Day, 2005 in Ellwood, Illinois.