Circumstances

Democratic Party presidential primaries

Barack Obama delivered his “Yes We Can” speech in a gym hall in New Hampshire on 8th of January, 2008 during the primary elections. This famous speech is now known as “Yes We Can”.

The speech was given in the Nashua South Hig…

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American society

In the speech, you will also find many hints about the situation in American society at that time. Political division is suggested through the phrase “the division and distraction that has clouded Washington” (ll. 35-36). At that time, there was a lot of tension between Democrats and Republicans, particularly over the war in Iraq authorized by George W. Bush (who was the US President at the time). This way, Obama gives particular attention to this topic in his speech:

We will bring…

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