Barack Obama's First Speech as U.S. President, the Video


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Barack Obama ascends the stage at Chicago's Grant Park, delivering his gratitude and addressing his view as the newly-elected U.S. president.

Live from Chicago's Grant Park, Barack Obama gives his first speech as the 44th president of United States. Few hours after he officially won the election over Republican John McCain, Obama ascends the stage to thank all Americans who have put the trust in him to make a change in the country.

Together with his wife, Michelle and their two daughters, Malia and Sasha, Obama took center stage, applauded and cheered by the audience. He becomes the first African-American to be elected as the U.S. president. On making such history, Obama opened his speech, saying "If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer."

Obama goes on thanking all the people that have supported him, including his family and his campaign manager David Plouffe. Among the people spotted in the huge crowd are actor Brad Pitt, and a tearful Oprah Winfrey who had endorsed the president on her famous talk show.

He also calls out to those who do not vote for him "I may not have won your votes tonight, but I hear your voices. I need your help and I will be your president too," he said.

Below are three parts of his speech in Chicago.

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3


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  •  
    ACE
    Nov 03, 2010

    Wow this is great from Swaziland

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    Diana Hellen
    Jul 02, 2010

    Obama ur da greatest i believe and pray that u may lead America with wisdom n courage n with war prevention as well,may God bless u Obama.from Tanzania.

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    ghania
    Apr 21, 2010

    i think that obama like others they do not give any change

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    From Bhutan
    Mar 24, 2010

    I really love Mr. Obama himself amd his talents and wisdom. I wish u can bring changes to the world with no bloodshed but peace and harmony, trust and cooperations among nations. Though I m not politics I really love your politics.

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    Joyce
    Feb 16, 2010

    President Obama you inspire me alot let the Almighty God who chose keep you safe as you rule the world. from Uganda

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    silvana
    Feb 06, 2010

    The information are wonderful!!!!!

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    Lawrence
    Feb 05, 2010

    I pray that you will be d change. Bt wait are you gay

  •  
    Lubi,Zuni,Rabi
    Dec 16, 2009

    We wished that u will keep peace in the country and will made good relations with your neighbour countries..

  •  
    lubaba
    Dec 16, 2009

    I M GLAD THAT U MADE PRESIDENT OF U.S.

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    sleepyfire3
    Sep 14, 2009

    you are the best president sense abraham linclon. my dad and his cousin were at your speech in washington.

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    elicoim
    Jun 09, 2009

    big up Mr Obama you are selected from heven to rule america and I beleive GOD will giv you wisdom

  •  
    anele mooi
    Jun 03, 2009

    i beliee that obama will be a good president

  •  
    DaKoda Taylor
    Apr 27, 2009

    ...and not to mention the sexiest president in the WORLD!!

  •  
    mya
    Feb 27, 2009

    I bet martin luther king would of never thought this day would come.YES WE CAN and YES WE DID

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    mya
    Feb 27, 2009

    obamaaaaaa is so cool.hes black im black and its good 2 have a AA man president

  •  
    sami
    Feb 24, 2009

    anyone know who the older guys were walking around him & in front of him after the speech?

  •  
    Soe Aung Thu
    Feb 22, 2009

    Congratulation,Mr.Obama.All the people are behind you.

  •  
    Muhammad Sohail Mali
    Feb 12, 2009

    Well Done Obama!!! Seems like change was waiting for your arrival! Hope for the Best!!!

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    dk
    Jan 25, 2009

    obama you rock i wish you the best go ahead and keep making those good changes

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    vevo
    Jan 22, 2009

    I love Mr.obama ,he is too kind and want to help the middle class,God bless you,he oath by peace and prosperity,we all happy with obama's victory as president.

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    shahid
    Jan 20, 2009

    Obama can give world a new hope of peace and prosperity. need is to revive the bloodsheding policies in the world and enter a new arena of hope and prosperity.

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    k
    Jan 20, 2009

    your cool!!!!!!!!

  •  
    snqobile
    Dec 07, 2008

    President Obama, thank you for inspiring the world and for planting the seed of hope that was beginnning to dwindle into nothingness...im from South Africa and thank you.

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    Tina P
    Nov 20, 2008

    you brought tears to my eyes when i heard your first speech to the nation. you stand for all that's good and finally with God at your right hand you will bring the change that this world so desperately needs. i'm proud of you (South Africa)

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    mawande mnqayi
    Nov 18, 2008

    i'm a tertiary student from a south african university and can i say,MR President, you are the embodiment of God's pure race.Finally i like America, i am a politician my self,(student politics)who bases his political actions on PAN-AFRICANISM and you sir make me proud.GOD BLESS YOU, AFRIKA LOVES YOU

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    mr.dick
    Nov 16, 2008

    tang ina nyo kay mccain aq hudas

  •  
    dorothy
    Nov 14, 2008

    YOU ARE GOD'S CHOOSEN.HE'S FOR YOU.WHO CAN BE AGAINST YOU?GO CHANGE THE WORLD MR. PRESIDENT GOD'S SPEED

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    detective
    Nov 08, 2008

    If you look carefully, you can see glass in front of the people protecting obama.

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    detective
    Nov 08, 2008

    If you look carefully, you can see glass in front of the people protecting obama.

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    fozao T, cameroon
    Nov 07, 2008

    congrats, the dream of Luther King has come true. i trust on your speech sepcially as u need to work with all at all time. God has uplifted u go ahead

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    justme
    Nov 07, 2008

    you make me proud being human

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    nicole
    Nov 07, 2008

    Hey "cameroon" MLK's dream was not about a black president. People should study more than the "I Have a Dream" speech and stop taking that one out of context. MLK fought for socio-economic equality for everyone. Justice under the law and the same opportunities - news flash those dreams have only been partially realized. Obama's presidency will hopefully be great for this country, I'm optimistic that he has the intelligence and the good intentions, but stop with the comparisons.

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    dina
    Nov 06, 2008

    That's really amazing to me that I'm happy with Obama victory as a president of America..I hope that could be change America's relationship with Asia exspecially Indonesia..I'm trust u can change the world..God bless u.. go straight ..yes we can

  •  
    mjacton
    Nov 06, 2008

    Just want to make on small point...he's not President until January. I'm not trying to put a damper on the excitement, just want to point out reality.

  •  
    Mark Haessner
    Nov 06, 2008

    Im Canadian.To watch and listen to Obamas Victory Speech was very moving.The American people should be proud to have someone who can be honest and upfront and the courage to take on the tasks at had.It seems the United states can look forward to a brighter future

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    yahoo
    Nov 06, 2008

    ITS THE LORDS DOING. CARRY ON YOUR HAVE MADE THE WORLD PROUD PROVING THAT YOU ARE STRONG, YEA THATS THE POWER OF A BLACK MAN. CONGRATULATIONS. A DAVID AMONG BLACK RACE.

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    Martin OBAMA
    Nov 06, 2008

    OBAMA has changed the world. he is the best man i have not seen. The world is behind you. Please show the the world your talent.Show the american and the world that you can with this big responsability.Yeah YOU CAN.

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    Adamsy madobi kano
    Nov 06, 2008

    Obama,Allah made president i hope you will maintain human feelings toward muslim umma

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    timothy mbugua thagi
    Nov 06, 2008

    the whole world is behind u oabma. congratulations.

  •  
    Adamsy madobi kano
    Nov 06, 2008

    Obama,Allah made president i hope you will maintain human feelings toward muslim umma

  •  
    Adamsy madobi kano
    Nov 06, 2008

    Obama,Allah made president i hope you will maintain human feelings toward muslim umma

  •  
    Adamsy madobi kano
    Nov 06, 2008

    Obama,Allah made president i hope you will maintain human feelings toward muslim umma

  •  
    George Crown
    Nov 05, 2008

    Obama is the right man. Obi(i.e KING)Nigerians are halp with u and i celebrate you.

  •  
    Derenor
    Nov 05, 2008

    Obama is so cool and could be one of the best presidents the U.S ever had.

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    rafaelmontilla
    Nov 05, 2008

    I am very glad Obama wins

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    Euphrasia
    Nov 05, 2008

    President Obama, like Martin Luther King, you have made the world proud. You have made us proud. You have touched the spirits of the people. God will see you through this Mr President. Well done and long live the white house. What God has ordained, no man will will destroy. PEACE

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    Learf
    Nov 05, 2008

    That... Was... AMAZING! Go Obama! More like O-bomb-a with how his vote count exploded off the charts like that... He is a strong man and we can expect great things. I voted! I had a voice! I am now PROUD to be an American...

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