Since 2009, we've faced our fair share of challenges, and come through them stronger.
President Obama announced on Monday his plans to deliver a farewell address from his home city of Chicago on Jan. 10.
This follows a precedent dating back to George Washington, who delivered a farewell address at the end of his last term. Former President George W. Bush also gave a farewell address in 2009.
Pres Obama formally announces he’ll deliver Farewell Address next Tuesday Jan 10 in Chicago. Venue is McCormick Place Convention Center. pic.twitter.com/ngWW1r6XZk— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 2, 2017
Here's the full statement. Obama will speak at the McCormick Place Convention Center.
As we look ahead to the future, I wanted to take a moment to look back on the remarkable progress that you made possible these past 8 years.— President Obama (@POTUS44) January 1, 2017
This comes after Obama published a series of tweets outlining his achievements as president.
Facing the worst financial crisis in 80 years, you delivered the longest streak of job growth in our history. pic.twitter.com/Vk3PfRgZqF— President Obama (@POTUS44) January 1, 2017
He touted financial growth...
After decades of rising health care costs, today nearly every American now has access to the financial security of affordable health care. pic.twitter.com/5e4nEcCxIM— President Obama (@POTUS44) January 1, 2017
...increases in health insurance coverage...
We traded foreign oil for clean energy, we doubled fuel efficiency standards, & we acted on a global scale to save the one planet we've got. pic.twitter.com/7alrOtHNIr— President Obama (@POTUS44) January 1, 2017
...clean energy growth...
We brought home more of our troops & strengthened U.S. leadership—leading with diplomacy & partnering with nations to meet global problems.— President Obama (@POTUS44) January 1, 2017
...foreign policy shifts...
From realizing marriage equality to removing barriers to opportunity, we've made history in our work to reaffirm that all are created equal.— President Obama (@POTUS44) January 1, 2017
It’s been the privilege of my life to serve as your President. I look forward to standing with you as a citizen. Happy New Year everybody.— President Obama (@POTUS44) January 1, 2017
...and his legacy as a whole.