The United States of America has faced changes over the past few months. Aside from the American financial crisis, whose effects are expected to have tremendous impact on the real economy worldwide, the election of Barack Obama is also greatly remarkable. On the 4th of November, he defeated the Republican senator John McCain and became the first African-American President-Elect.
In comparison to George W. Bush’s administration, the Democrat President-Elect also represents the possibility of changes. Bush has made all his efforts in order to accomplish his goals: defeating his enemies abroad. Therefore, the severe downturn America has been into proves his incompetence, especially when tackling non-aggressive issues.
Since the United States is a country in which the memories of racial segregation remain alive, the election of Barack Obama has made the ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr come true. In fact, Americans voted for Obama not because of the colour of his skin, but due to the fact they believed changes were possible and necessary.
The importance of Obama’s election will become even more remarkable when he takes office on January 20th, 2009. His great challenge will be managing to bail the American economy out of the crisis. Will the United States still be the most powerful nation and the greatest economy in the world by the end of his first term? Only time will tell.