President Obama gave his farewell address to the nation on Tuesday night from his hometown of Chicago.
NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors across the newsroom, live-annotated the speech. Portions of the transcript with added analysis are underlined in yellow, followed by context and fact checks below.
Note: The transcript was updated throughout the speech. While we are working to correct errors, it may contain discrepancies and typographical errors.
In a previous version of this annotation, we referred to late 2008 as the high point of oil-barrel imports during President Obama's two terms. Obama did not take office until January 2009.