Journal #17 – Inauguration of Barrack Obama
The inauguration of President Barrack Obama was one of the most significant events in the history of the United States of America because it symbolized the equality of all Americans in the U.S. He became the first African American to become the president of the U.S. and will not be the last.
This is very important because the U.S. has a long history of racism, more specifically, towards African Americans. Slavery has been a huge part of American history and has been part of the U.S. since its origins. The Founding Fathers , who created the Constitution of the U.S., owned slaves and did not view African Americans as equals. This has changed dramatically with the Civil War abolishing slavery and afterwards, the civil rights movements.
President Obama has a big role to fill in because of the depression the U.S. is going through and the Irag War. He will have to somehow figure out a plan (Billion Dollar Bailout) to help the millions of Americans struggling to get a job. The U.S. economy is in its worst state since the Great Depression and maybe even worse. Many people doubt he will be able to get the U.S. out of the recession by the end of his presidential term, but many also believe he will change the government to suit the people’s needs. This can already be seen with the more openness of the government on his White House website.