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'Yes we can' – Barack Obama's lesson in American rhetoric

On the fifth anniversary of Barack Obama's acceptance address, David Edgar explores what unites – and divides – the great American speeches of the last 150 years
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    The Mess That Barack Obama Inherited From George W. Bush Explained. "The day the democrats took over was not January 22, 2009 but was actually January 3, 2007, the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.”

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    'Yes we can' – Barack Obama's lesson in American rhetoric

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