Summary

Barack Obama’s speech on reclaiming the American Dream begins with the observation that some people think Americans are becoming more divided by things such as race, religion, wealth, geography, or opportunity. Obama states that such differences are what make America unique and that all Americans share the same American Dream.

Obama goes on to talk about how the American Dream shaped the fate of his and his wife’s families. He is also grateful that pursuing the American Dream brought him to Chicago as a community organizer, where he learned that dreams should be fought for.

Obama then states that everyone should benefit from the American Dream but claims that, in recent years, it has become difficult to fight for. He states that he does not want America to have a gloomy future and invites the audience to reclaim the American Dream. As a first step, Obama wants to reclaim the government from the Bush administration, as it prevents American citizens from reaching their potential. Furthermor...

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