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The Gettysburg Address. The Gettysburg Address A Speech by Abraham LincolnNovember 19th 1863 Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

The Gettysburg Address

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. Barack Obamas invigningstal 2008. Inaugural addressBarack Obama February 24th 2009 Madam Speaker, Mr.

Barack Obamas invigningstal 2008

Vice President, members of Congress, and the first lady of the United States, who's around here somewhere. I have come here tonight not only to address the distinguished men and women in this great chamber, but to speak frankly and directly to the men and women who sent us here. I know that for many Americans watching right now, the state of our economy is a concern that rises above all others, and rightly so. You don't need to hear another list of statistics to know that our economy is in crisis, because you live it every day.

The impact of this recession is real, and it is everywhere. But while our economy may be weakened and our confidence shaken, though we are living through difficult and uncertain times, tonight I want every American to know this: We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before. The weight of this crisis will not determine the destiny of this nation. Lincoln Kennedy Similarities and Coincidences. Lincoln-Kennedy Similarities and Coincidences - Lincoln's name has 7 letters - Kennedy's name has 7 letters - In Lincoln's & Kennedy's names the vowels & consonants fall in exactly the same place; in the order c, v, c, c, v, c, c.

Lincoln Kennedy Similarities and Coincidences

English Lessons On American Presidents - U.S. Presidents. President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech from Oslo, Norway. CBBC Newsround - All about US President Barack Obama. This page was made on Thursday 12th January 2012Last updated at 12:06 The current US president is Barack Obama, who was elected in November 2008 and officially took over the role in January 2009.

CBBC Newsround - All about US President Barack Obama

He is the 44th president of the US and his election made history as he is the country's first black president. Barack Obama is a member of the Democratic Party - it's a bit like America's version of the Labour Party. The president before him was George W Bush who held office for eight years. He was a member of the Republican Party. Barack Obama was born on 4 August 1961 in Hawaii, to an American mum and a Kenyan dad. He spent his early childhood in Indonesia, in south east Asia.

President Obama is now married to Michelle and has two daughters, Sasha and Malia. After university, Barack Obama worked in community projects, before going on to law school. He then was a civil rights lawyer and later went on to work for the local government of Illinois, a state in America. CBBC Newsround - The US elections and mid-terms. This page was made on Thursday 19th January 2012Last updated at 16:32 Although US elections happen thousands of miles from the UK they are often big news here too.

CBBC Newsround - The US elections and mid-terms

That's because decisions made by the US government often affect people all around the world - things like whether to go to war, and how to protect the environment. Every four years people in the US vote to elect their president, and the four years between elections is called a term of office. Politicians can only serve two terms of office, and if they win two elections they are not allowed to stand again in a third one. There are other elections halfway through each term of office called mid-terms. They select lots of US politicians who work in two government buildings or houses called the House of Representatives and the Senate. Together the buildings are called Congress. Both US political parties - Republicans and Democrats - want to control the houses by having more politicians elected to them than their opponents. Biographies of the U.S. Presidents. Jämförelse mellan svensk och amerikansk (USA) demokrati.