On November 4th 2008, Barack Obama (*August 4 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii) was elected as the new President of the United States of America.
On the same day he delivered a speech in Grant Park, Illinois, US, where he talked about different topics, that relate to the USA, such as The American Dream, the financial crisis, equality and how the country has changed in the last century.
The speech is a ceremonial speech because Obama held in the night, he became the President and he thanks the people who voted for him and stand behind him.
Here he thanks his campaign manager David Plouffe, his chief strategist David Axelrod and his whole campaign team for making his victory happen. The circumstances also make the speech more emotional and more important for American history.
The language is very formal, because Obama is an official person and is expected to speak very politely.
But on the other hand, the language is not too hard to understand and that is because it is important, that everyone is able to understand, what he wants to say, so that the USA is able to be a unit.
He mostly uses ethos in his speech to show the Americans that he is one of them and to evoke sympathy.