In this study guide we will help you analyze Barack Obama's "Yes We Can"-speech from the US primaries in 2008. You can also find a summary of the speech, as well as ideas for discussing it and putting it into perspective.
Presentation of the speech
Title: “Yes We Can” (January 8th, 2008)
Speaker: Barack Obama
Barack Obama (b. 1961) was President of the US from 2009 to 2017. He made this speech in the state of New Hampshire in connection with the presidential primaries, when he was trying to become the Democratic Party's nominee for the upcoming presidential election in late 2008.
NOTE: Obama has made several speeches involving the slogan "Yes We Can". This study guide is specifically focused on his New Hampshire speech on January 8th, 2008. If you are looking for Obama's 2008 victory speech instead, you can find a study guide here.
You can find an excerpt from our study guide to this speech below: