Five actresses, including Jurassic World’s Bryce Dallas Howard, perform the famous speeches from Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy Jr., Lyndon B. Johnson,, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama. Powerful words at 2:47…
They said this day would never come.
I speak tonight for the dignity of man and the destiny of democracy.
Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands, the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life.
At times, history and fate meet at a single time, in a single place.
Years from now, you’ll look back and you’ll say that this… this was the moment, this was the place where America remembered what it means to hope.
Our mission is at once the oldest and the most basic of this country. To right wrong, to do justice, to serve man.
Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence of the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it.
It is the idea which has founded our nation and has guided our development as a people.
This was the first nation in the history of the world to be founded with a purpose.
For the first time in the history of our country, a majority of our people believe that the next five years will be worse than the past five years.
To deny a man his hopes because of his color or race, his religion or his place of birth, is not only to do injustice, it is to deny America and to dishonor the dead, who gave their lives for American freedom.
From these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.
We must face the truth, and then we can change our course.
The belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us…
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
It is time for us to join hands in America. Let us commit ourselves together to a rebirth of the American spirit.
Because we are not a collection of red states and blue states. We are the United States of America.
And that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.