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President Obama says goodbye

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Barack Obama made an emotional last speech as American President last night.

In it he said he thinks that the country is in a better state than it was eight years ago when he was sworn in as President.

President Obama also spoke about the importance of the American people working together to protect democracy.

That's the system where everyone gets a vote on how the country is run.

Mr Obama and his family will leave the President's home - the White House - on January 20th 2017, the same day that that the new President, Donald Trump, is sworn in: Inauguration Day.