What the best inaugural addresses have in common

The best inaugural addresses have all been short. (Hint, hint, Donald.)

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  1. Don't mess with Polk he's a god damn legend, did everything he said he wanted to do in the campaign, and Harrison's cold that he gains after his anagural was not directly connected with his death. Other then that, good video.

  2. "We, no. Not we, nor I. But us. You and me, you and her, you and him. Us. 'We' makes it seems as if you are a lone subject of this group of all of us. This is not about independant systems, it is about a unified single system. It is not 'we', choices of all sorts that lead to whatever, it is Us. I am with you all, he is with you all, she is with you all. Us, making the decisions together as a band and union. You are with us, I am with you. Us, we the people. Move as one."

  3. So your telling me that Thomas Jefferson predicted republicans because the whigs which later became the Republican Party was not created till 1854. Something is up with this whole video which is why every vox video should be listened to carefully.

  4. Funny how the first quote you put is "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country". Because it seems nowadays too often people are asking what the country can do for them and not what they can do for their country. Too many takers and not enough givers in this country, its disgusting how petty its getting.

  5. The best inauguration speeches focus on "we," the people. Trump and Obama's inaugural speeches were identical in self-references (3 times). Trump use "we" 46 times.

    "Today's ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another — but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People.

    For too long, a small group in our nation's Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished — but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered — but the jobs left, and the factories closed.

    The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation's capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

    That all changes — starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.
    It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America. This is your day. This is your celebration. And this, the United States of America, is your country.

    What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.


    You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before. At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction: that a nation exists to serve its citizens.


    We are one nation — and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.

    The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed across the entire world.
    But that is the past. And now we are looking only to the future. We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.
    From this moment on, it's going to be America First. — President Donald J. Trump

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