Obama victory speech video: Watch complete acceptance video of President Barack Obama in Chicago

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President Obama celebrated his re-election with a call for unity.

"We are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation," he told supporters at his campaign headquarters in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois, and millions watching on television "The best is yet to come," he added, after walking on stage with his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha to tumultuous cheers.

In his 20-minute speech to supporters after winning re-election, President Barack Obama touched on familiar themes he has emphasized throughout his presidency.

He urged people to come together and said he would work with leaders in both parties to improve education, spur innovation, reduce debt and lessen global warming.


"We want to pass on a country that's safe and respected and admired around the world. A nation that is defended by the strongest military on earth and the best troops this world has ever known," he said.

He made references to victims of Superstorm Sandy and the Navy SEALS who killed Osama Bin Laden.

"This country has more wealth than any nation, but that's not what makes us rich," he said. "We have the most powerful military in history but that's not what makes us strong. Our universities, our culture are the envy of the world but that's not what keep the world coming to our shore."

It's "the belief that our destiny is shared, that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another."

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