Bill Clinton: First Inaugural Address(1993)
Bill Clinton assumed the presidency in 1992 promising change and renewal to a recession-wracked nation just entering the post–cold war era. His First Inaugural Address illustrates his gift for oratory. Using spring as a metaphor for America’s rebirth, he hails “a new season of American renewal.” He calls for revitalization of democracy at home and of a sense of obligation for the nation’s international responsibilities, setting the agenda and tone for his administration and effectively positioning himself as a world leader.
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