Commemorative Speech on President O. Essay

President Barack Obama has made an undeniable mark in the history of the United States. He has proven to be not only the first Black president but has demonstrated how his influential persona and his oratorical spirit can move human spirits. He empowers many through his actions and through his ability to delivery to use his words to cause one to ponder and reach from within to help make a change. He continues to make history even now as make he has make his indelible foot print here in America and on the world.

I. Barack Hussein Obama was born to the Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (a Kenyan international) and Stanley Ann Durham. Apart from being biracial (African & White), He maintains a maternal lineage with famous personalities such as Dick Cheney, Wild Bill Hickok and Christopher Columbus Clark,(his great-great great grandfather) a highly decorated Civil War union soldier . I like to talk about how President Obama inspired my life through a number of direct and indirect actions A. He became the first black president.

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He harnessed the motivation despite the fear of defeat, ridicule and opposition to become President where some had attempted without success 1. He toppled all of the stereotypical views that have tormented men of color for years. . 2. He paved a way for education costs to make manageable for students, and is making valiant attempts to stabilize the housing and job market. Getting an education was not of my top priorities however having observing President Obama academic exploits throughout the years inspired me. Let’s briefly discuss a few.

B. He was able to demonstrate his superb academic prowess by being accepted into Harvard School of Law; 3. He became the first Black President of the famed Harvard University Law Review paper and graduate Magna Cum Laude of his class. 4. He was humbled through his tenure and gave credit due to others for successes at Harvard as evidenced by a the following statement that he made [quote] “From experience, I know that for every one of me there are a hundred, or thousand, black and minority students who are just as smart and just as talented and never get the opportunity. [Unquote] II. There are many who didn’t come to know of Barack Obama until he announced his intent to run for the Presidency; however he was a influence in my life during his humble beginnings in the Chicago political scenes during the early 90s A. He worked as community campaigner for Carol Moseley Braun (U. S. Senator, 1993). I was in the Navy during that time. I came home on military leave and was able to see Mr. Obama’s work in the community 1. After listening to the educated, well-spoken Obama, I strived to improve my verbal dexterity

2. After being inspired by Mr. Obama during my military leave, I started taking classes onboard ship in various subjects (i. e. business, office technology, etc. ) I must admit in my younger days I didn’t care much my professional appearance outside of my uniform. Mr. Obama changed my mentality in this area also. 1. I modified my style of dress from a totally urban style to a combination of business casual and semi-conservative urban wear. 2. I started reading various fashion articles from Jet, Ebony and GQ magazines to become familiar with modern dress styles.

Conclusion As human beings, I believe that we are influenced by certain life events that can fortify as individuals or break us down to humbling entities. As Americans, I believe that we are directly and indirectly influenced by the powerful figures that lead our country, communities and neighborhoods. President Obama was an influential entity to me throughout my life and I thank God for his irrefutable motivational spirit, powerful verbal prowess and his superb leadership that has inspired me.