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Inaugural Address, Barack Obama, 2009

Obama, Barack. "Inaugural Address." 2009 Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama. United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. 20 Jan. 2009. Whitehouse.gov. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.

In the first paragraph (lines 1-16), the effect of using the words “we” and “us” is to

A

put the audience at ease by using conversational speech.

B

expand the scope of his concerns by including all nationalities.

C

downplay the importance of the formal occasion.

D

include his own concerns with those of the audience.

E

emphasize the importance of the voter in a democratic election.

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