Profound and powerful forces are shaking and remaking our world. Bill Clinton: First Inaugural Address. The American people have summoned the change we celebrate today. But when most people are working harder for less, when others cannot work at all, when the cost of health care devastates families and threatens to bankrupt our enterprises, great and small; when the fear of crime robs law abiding citizens of their freedom; and when millions of poor children cannot even imagine the lives we are calling them to lead, we have not made change our friend. Now, we must do the work the season demands. Make President-elect Clinton know that he is never really alone but that the eternal God can be his refuge and he can turn to you in every circumstance.
The American people have summoned the change we celebrate today. And we need a new sense of responsibility for a new century. You have raised your voices in an unmistakable chorus. To renew America, we must revitalize our democracy. And so I say to all of you here: Let us resolve to reform our politics so that power and privilege no longer shout down the voice of the people.
And so, my fellow Americans, at the edge of the 21st Century, let us begin with energy and hope, with faith and discipline, and let us work until the work is done. To that work I now turn with all the authority of my office. Hundreds of thousands of people attended the free concert, which featured entertainers , , , , , , and rapper. The American people have summoned the change we celebrate today. It will not be easy. There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.
Communications and commerce are global; technology is almost magical; and ambition for a better life is almost universal. But we have not done so. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched the 'Talking is Teaching; Talk Read Sing' campaign in partnership withToo Small to Fail and the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Foundation that encourages parents and caregivers to close the word gap by talking, singing and reading to children every day from the birth. Yes, let us build our bridge. Today, a generation raised in the shadows of the Cold War assumes new responsibilities in a world warmed by the sunshine of freedom, but threatened still by ancient hatreds and new plagues.
And in his first inaugural address, he continually promised change. Senator, and First Lady of the United States, stand on display at the Staatsoper in the Schiller Theater on July 6, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. You have cast your votes in historic numbers. Our hopes, our hearts, our hands, are with those on every continent who are building democracy and freedom. And so today, we pledge an end to the era of deadlock and drifta new season of American renewal has begun. When boldly to the world and our purposes to the , they knew that America, to endure, would have to change. But when most people are working harder for less; when others cannot work at all; when the cost of health care devastates families and threatens to bankrupt many of our enterprises, great and small; when fear of crime robs law-abiding citizens of their freedom; and when millions of poor children cannot even imagine the lives we are calling them to lead, we have not made change our friend.
By tradition, outgoing President George H. Though we march to the music of our time, our mission is timeless. Each and every one of us, in our own way, must assume personal responsibility, not only for ourselves and our families, but for our neighbors and our nation. I ask the Congress to join with me. Renew of America due to his being the cradle of democracy par. In his inaugural address, he motivated a nation using multiple forms of rhetoric. Within this speech, Clinton reemphasized the themes of his first inaugural address.
Thomas Jefferson believed that to preserve the very foundations of our nation, we would need dramatic change from time to time. We need to repent of our sins and turn by faith to you. My fellow Americans, you, too, must play your part. It will not be easy; it will require sacrifice. It brings out another passion, which is to struggle for their life. The quality of life of common people decreased year after year. It is time to break the bad habit of expecting something for nothing, from our government or from each other.
When first took the oath I have just sworn to uphold, news traveled slowly. The American people returned to office a President of one party and a Congress of another. Canada is a part of Commonwealth. We — the American people — we are the solution. But our greatest strength is the power of our ideas, which are still new in many lands.
Communism's collapse has called forth old animosities and new dangers. Today we do more than celebrate America. We thank you for the moral and spiritual foundations which our forefathers gave us and which are rooted deeply in scripture. My fellow citizens: Today we celebrate the mystery of American renewal. And we must care for one another. But it can be done, and done fairly, not choosing sacrifice for its own sake, but for our own sake.
In January 1993, he had campaigned on the theme of change and the public expected him to deliver. The oath was sworn on a , which was given to him by his grandmother. When George Washington first took the oath I have just sworn to uphold, news traveled slowly across the land by horseback and across the ocean by boat. With tents stretching from the Capitol to the Washington Monument, it was reported to be the largest festival ever held on the Mall. Thank you and God bless you all.