Our forty fourthpresident of the United States Barack Obama was born on august fourth, 1961 in HonoluluHawaii. Obamas Parents met in 1960 at the University of Hawaii. On February 21961 Obamas parents Ann Dunham and Barack Obama Sr.
got married on an islandcalled Maui. Obama was born at a Hospital at 1611 Bingham street namedmaternity and gynecological hospital. After Obama was born his father BarackObama Sr. continued with his education at the University of Hawaii. Obamasmother Ann Dunham took Obama to Washington where she studied at the Universityof Washington.
Obama and his mother lived in a apartment, After graduating Within economics Obamas father moved to Massachusetts to study at HarvardUniversity. Anne returned to Honolulu with Obama and continued her education atthe University of Hawaii. In 1965 when Barack Obama’s dad graduated and hereturned to Kenya.
In 1967 Obama and his mother moved with his mom’s newhusband named Soetoro in Jakarta Indonesia. On 1971 Obama moved with hisgrandparents to Hawaii to attend fifth grade. Obama chose to stay with hisgrandparents and to complete his high school years. After being done with Highschool Obama moved to Los Angles in 1979 and he went to study at OccidentalCollege. On February 18 1981 Obama made his first speech. On the summer of 1981Obama travelled to visit his family that lived in Jakarta. Obama thentransferred to a University in New York named Columbia University where Obamamajored in political Science.
Obama lived outside of campus in an apartment.Obama graduated from Columbia University in 1983. After his graduation he gotemployed at the Business International Corporation And New York Public interestResearch Group. Obama moved to Chicago to work as a organizer after living inNew York for 4 whole years. He worked three years as a director of developingcommunities Project.
Obamas annual budget grew from 70 thousand dollars to 400thousand dollars working at Developing community’s project. Obama got acceptedinto Harvard law school in 1988. In 1990 was his second year at Harvard he waselected for president of the law review. While in law school he met a womannamed Michelle she was his managing partner. When he graduated from Harvard in1991 he returned to Chicago. On 1992 Obama married Michelle and settled withher in a middle-class neighborhood. On 1998 they had their first born in 1998and their second child born in 2001. Obama taught law at the University ofChicago law school for twelve straight years.
Obama worked as a full-timelawyer at a firm he was involved in 30 cases. To assist in this there are manygreat books that talks about Obama life. One book is Obama, Barack (1961) by St.
James, which talk about his career and life. The second book is ObamaAdministration where it talks about his campaign and how became the presidentof the united states by Ana Ochoa. The last source is Democratic Resurgence:Obama Wins by Eric Bergeron, where it goes over how Obama won his presidency asthe first black president in the United States. Obama was the President of theUnited States he became president on January 20 2009. Obamas first term wasabout the global financial crisis. Obama was the first African AmericanPresident of the united states. He was known for talking about tax cuts, globalfinancial crisis, health care and more.
The 2008 election was the 56thquadrennial election. Obama ran as a democrat and john McCain ran is arepublican. On November 4, 2008, “52.9 percent of votes were in Obamas favor,giving him a decisive victory” (27 James). Obama beat McCain in the popularvote and the college vote. Obamas vote amount was 69.5 the highest a presidentever gotten. Obama signed “the Lilly Ledbetter fair pay act of 2009 and thechildren’s health insurance program and won approval from congress budget resolution”(James 29).
This reform helped families with the unfair and inappropriate wage gap.Obama was breaking the bush administration except the troops in right hecontinued through on bush’s Iraq withdraw of troops. The troops withdraw beganin December of 2007 and completely ended in 2011. He supports the unitednations on sexual orientation and gender identity by lifting the seven-year banon funding for embryonic stem research, and he closed the Guantanamo baydetention camp in Cuba. Sixty-five percent of people agreed on what Obama wasdoing and twenty-nine percent disapproved according to a survey done on April.One of the biggest things Obama has done is the Protection and Affordable CareAct or also known as Obamacare. State congress signed a law by Obama on marchtwenty third 2010.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act helpedestimated about twenty to twenty-four million people. The law said to improvehealthcare costs and improve quality. The Barack Obama Administration waschartered as a tax increases on higher income Americans and designed to fundhealthcare. On April fifteen 2010 the space policy of Barack Obama administrationannounced to increase funding for NASA (National Aeronautics and SpaceAdministration) by six billion dollars over five years.
After four-year president Obama ranagain in 2012 against his nominee Mitt Romney. The 2012 election was the fiftyseventh quadrennial presidential election. The 2012 election was held onNovember sixth. The democrat was Barack Obama and the republican was MittRomney. Obamas running mate was Joe Biden and Mitt Romney running mate was PaulRayan. The 2012 election would be Obama’s second term of presidency.
Obama gotboth the popular vote and the electoral vote. Obama won mitt Romney to theelectoral vote by three hundred thirty-two to two hundred six and, Obama wonthe state vote twenty-six to twenty-four. Mitt Romney’s home state is Massachusetts andObamas home state is Illinois. Obama became the two term president to win bothvotes since Ronald Reagan. An estimate of four hundred million dollars wasspent by Obama’s campaign and Obama supporters according to the FederalElection Commission.
Obama announced that he will be running for presidentagain in 2012 in a video named ”It Began with Us”.