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American Culture

Barack Obama Re-Elected President of the United States!


Happy Birthday America!

This was an old blog I posted in 2007, but decided to re-post it today as a cultural exchange blog for my new students!  America celebrates the 4th of July as Independence Day because it was on July 4th, 1776 that members of the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia and adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence – a document officially declaring separation from Great Britain, thus resulting in the birth of the United States of America. Celebrating Independence Day is impossible without fireworks, an American tradition. While back home in 2007, I went to the fireworks show at Gasworks Park, the most popular place in Seattle to take part in the festivities. Check out my video below of the fireworks show at Gasworks Park in Seattle!


オバマ氏大統領就任演説:2009年1月20日

ある国の歴史における決定的瞬間を通じて英語を学びましょう。
これは第44代大統領であり、初の黒人大統領となったバラク・オバマ氏が、連邦議会の議事堂前で行った就任演説です。

世界に広がる大不況や争いについて言及し、人種・信条を超えて一つになったアメリカがそれを乗り越えていくことを力強く宣言しています。

下記のアドレスにリンクしてみてください。就任演説の全文(和訳)があります。

Note:  For the full translation of Barack’s Obama’s Inaugural Speech in Japanese visit the following link!

http://www.iknow.co.jp/lists/45380

  


Barack Obama for President of the United States!

Barack Obama for President of the United States!

   


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Independence Day – The 4th of July Celebration in Seattle (video)

Well, I’m now back in Japan after a refreshing 2-weeks back home… I could probably write forever about all the things I did, however, I’ll focus on the celebration of the 4th of July for now, America’s Independence Day – the ever-popular holiday that coincided with my trip home this year. This cultural exchange blog is for my Japanese students and friends who have never experienced this American holiday.

America celebrates the 4th of July as Independence Day because it was on July 4th, 1776 that members of the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia and adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence – a document officially declaring separation from Great Britain, thus resulting in the birth of the United States of America. Celebrating Independence Day is impossible without fireworks, an American tradition. While back home, I went to the fireworks show at Gasworks Park, the most popular place in Seattle to take part in the festivities. Check out my video below of the fireworks show at Gasworks Park in Seattle!