an inclination to favor one group or view over alternatives
Surely, they did not do this to advance the politics of petty bickering and extreme
partisanship they plainly deplore.
greatest in importance, degree, or significance
preeminent mission of our new government is to give all Americans an opportunity—not a guarantee, but a real opportunity—to build better lives.
a rough and bitter manner
He said: “It is wrong to waste the precious gift of time, on
acrimony and division.”
the quality of conforming to rules of propriety and morality
We began the 20th century with a choice, to harness the Industrial Revolution to our values of free enterprise, conservation, and human
argue over petty things
Surely, they did not do this to advance the politics of petty
bickering and extreme partisanship they plainly deplore.
a state of political hostility between countries
America became the world’s mightiest industrial power; saved the world from tyranny in two world wars and a long
cold war; and time and again, reached out across the globe to millions who, like us, longed for the blessings of liberty.
a form of government in which the ruler is unconstrained
And for the very first time in all of history, more people on this planet live under democracy than
excessive intolerance of opposing views
They fuel the
fanaticism of terror.
very lively and profitable
Once again, we are building stronger families,
thriving communities, better educational opportunities, a cleaner environment.
the top or extreme point of something
From the height of this place and the
summit of this century, let us go forth. May God strengthen our hands for the good work ahead—and always, always bless our America.