Summary

Senator Barack Obama begins his announcement speech by thanking all those who are present and who have come to show their support for his candidacy for the American presidency.

He believes that he and his supporters are united by the same goals of peace, hope, and union among the American people. He talks about how he came to run for presidency, moving to Illinois at a young age, doing Christian charity work, studying law, becoming a civil rights lawyer, and later becoming a Senator.

He claims that it was in Springfield that he discovered how Americans can be united by the same goals even if they are different. It was joining forces that also led to important changes in state legislation regarding death penalty, health insurance, and the tax system. He formally announces his candidacy for Pre...

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