Inaugural address

An inaugural address is traditionally delivered when a person assumes a prestigious political office. The most famous inaugural addresses are those delivered by US presidents upon assuming office, where they make their first speech as leaders of the nation. Inauguration typically happens on 20th of January, the year after the presidential election has been decided.

The inaugural address usually receives global media attention. This is both because it is the new president’s first official speech, and because the president of the US holds significant power and makes decisions that can have far-reaching effects across the globe. For the speaker, the inaugural address offers a unique opportunity to present political priorities, but it is also important to present an image of strength and competence, to make people feel confident in thei...

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