The complete text of United States President Barack Obama’s farewell address, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House. The speech was delivered on 10 January 2017 before a crowd of 20,000 at Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center, with millions more watching and listening on TV, the internet, the radio, and smartphones around the world.
The handout is designed with classroom needs in mind. The text is set in easy-to-read, 11-point type. Lines of text are numbered for easy reference in classroom discussion. A lined section on the right side of the page provides space for the reader to take notes. (These lines use the same spacing as college-ruled notepaper.) An introduction provides brief context and background to the reader. The handout is optimized for black-and-white printing and to save printer/photocopier ink/toner to reduce your printing costs.