“Yes, we can.” On the night of November 4, 2008, Barack Hussein Obama addressed the nation as the first African-American to be elected president of the United States. It was the end of a race that had gripped the country more than any other in its history—a race of unprecedented firsts. This detailed scrapbook recreates one of the most inspiring presidential races in U.S. history. Tucked among the pages is a treasure trove of memorabilia: souvenir replicas such as buttons, bumper stickers, posters, tickets, and more are set against a vivid narrative, historical photographs, and images from the campaign trail. You’ll read the full text of Senator Obama’s electrifying keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and his “American Promise” speech from 2008, when he accepted the Democratic nomination. The Barack Obama Vault: an unforgettable portrait of a candidate and a campaign, from its hopeful beginnings to its landmark conclusion.