Barack Obama: “A More Perfect Union”


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On March 18, 2008, Barack Obama, then running for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, delivered a speech at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He opened his speech, “A More Perfect Union,” by quoting the first line of the U.S. Constitution: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union,” giving the speech its informal title. In the eyes of many political observers, the speech may have been one of the most important Obama...