44. Barack H. Obama II

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BORN AUGUST 4, 1961

PRESIDENCY: JANUARY
20,2009
-
PRESENT

ILLINOIS(D)

44.
Barack

H.
Obama

II

Childhood

Barack

Hussien

Obama

was born on August 4, 1961, to Stanley Ann
Durham and
Barack

H.
Obama

Sr. in Honolulu Hawaii. Both of
whom where students at The University of Hawaii at
Manoa
. Pres.
Obama

often speaks of his culturally diverse background due to the
fact that his mother is of English descent and his father is a native
Kenyan from the
Luo

tribe. When
Obama

was two his parents
separated and eventually divorced in 1964 , this tragic event had a last
effect on the relationship that
Obama

had with his father. This was
the last time that the
Obama’s

spent any quality time together, they
only met each other one more time before
Obama

Sr. death in 1984.
For a brief four years
Obama

lived in Indonesia with his mother and
stepfather Lolo
Soetoro
. After that abroad experience
Obama

moved
back to his native Hawaii, where he lived with his grandparents
Madelyn and Stanley Dunham, and attended
Punahou

School until
his graduation in 1979. After graduating in 1979,
Obama

moved to Los
Angeles and attended Occidental College, before transferring to
Columbia University in New York City where he graduated with a B.A.
in 1983 . It is at this time that
Obama

found the need to incorporate
himself into public service, after four years in NYC ,
Obama

moved to
Chicago and began working as a Community Organizer on the South
Side for the Developing Communities Project (DCP).


Rise to Political Prominence


After his tenure at the DCP,
Obama

entered Harvard’s Law School in the year
1988. Here he became first African
-
American Editor of the Harvard Law Review,
this achievement gained national attention and which led to the contract for a
book on race relations, which ultimately changed into his personal memoir
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance ,
which was published
in

1995 and redistributed again after his U.S. Senate election in 2005. He
graduated from Harvard in 1991 with a J.D. and once again moved to Chicago.
After returning to Chicago, he began an internship at the law firm Sidley Austin,
it is here where he met his future wife Michelle Robinson. From 1992 to 1996
Obama

contributed time to numerous community based foundations and even
worked at the University of Chicago as a Constitutional Law Professor. In 1997,
Obama

was elected to the Illinois State Senate representing the 13
th

District, he
was consequently reelected in 1998,2000, and 2002. In 2000 he lost a primary
race for a seat in the U.S House of Reps. In 2003,
Obama

announced his
candidacy for the vacate U.S. Senate seat that would be available in the 2004
election. Eventually he won the primary for the seat and became the Democrat’s
candidate in the 2004 Illinois U.S. Senate race. He gave the Keynote Address at
the 2004 Democratic Convention, which was very well received and even caused
some people to question if he would in fact be the nation’s first African
-
American
president. In November of that year,
Obama

won the U.S. Senate seat beating
the Republican candidate Alan Keyes. While in the Senate
Obama

served on the
Foreign Relations; Environmental and Public Works; Veteran’s Affairs;
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; Health, Education, Labor and
Pensions; and European Affairs
Commitees
. Eventually in 2007
Obama

announced candidacy for the Presidency of the U.S. election in 2008. He won the
Democratic Party’s nomination in June 2008, then the Presidential Election in
November 2008 defeating fellow U.S. Senator John S. McCain(R
-
AZ) .

The Election of 2008

It seems very odd to view an
event that occurred just two
short years ago as a historical
event. It stands as a testament
that in our daily lives we are
literally living and breathing
history. The election of 2008 was
a highly contested one, featuring
the longtime Senator from
Arizona John McCain and his
Running mate Governor Sarah
Palin

of Alaska on the GOP side
and Senator
Barack

Obama

of
Illinois and his running mate
Joseph R. Biden of Delaware.
The election eventually went to
Obama

and made him the 44
th

President of the U.S., the first
President of African descent, the
first born in Hawaii and the 3
rd

hailing from the state of Illinois .
On November 4, 2008
Obama

won numerous states that were
thought to lean Republican
including Nevada, New Mexico,
Florida, North Carolina, Virginia,
Indiana and Ohio.

The
Obama

Cabinet

President:
Barack

Obama

Vice President Joe Biden

Secretary of State: Hillary Clinton

Secretary of Treasury: Timothy
Geithner

Secretary of Defense: Robert Gates

Secretary of the Interior: Ken Salazar

Secretary of Agriculture: Tom
Vilsack


Secretary of Commerce: Gary Locke

Secretary of Heath and Human Services:
Kathleen
Sebelius


Secretary of Education: Arne Duncan

Secretary of Housing and Urban
Development: Shaun Donovan




Secretary of Transportation: Ray La Hood

Secretary of Energy: Steven Chu

Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Eric Shinseki

Secretary of Homeland Security: Janet
Napolitano

Chief of Staff:
Rahm

Emmanuel

Director of the (EPA): Lisa Jackson

Director of the Office of Management and
Budget: Peter
Orzag


Ambassador to the United Nations: Susan
Rice

United States Trade Representative: Ron
Kirk



The
Obama

White House

Foreign and Domestic Policies

Foreign Policies


S.T.A.R.T. Treaty

Renewal, it is
a treaty that states that both the
U.S. and Russia will lower the
amount of their nuclear
warheads by a third over a
period of time.



U.S.
-

China Strategic and
Economic Dialogue, which was
agreed to by both countries to
build a “positive, cooperative,
and comprehensive U.S.
-
China
relationship for the 21
st

Century”

Domestic Policies


The American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act



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These are just a few a of the
bills that were passed during
Pres.
Obama’s

brief time in
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Successes

Failures


Presidential

Election
2008


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with Iran or North
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Failures and Successes

P.I.R.A.T.E.S

Political


Elected President

on Nov. 4
th

2004, previously served as U.S. Senator
and State Senator from Illinois, START Nuclear Proliferation Treaty,
2010 Patient Protection Act, Has vowed to fundamentally change
Washington’s ways. Has asked for a transparent and bi
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Intellectual

Graduated from


Columbia University in

1993, with a Bachelor of the Arts; Harvard
Law School Grad in 1991 with a
Juris

Doctorate(magna cum laude)

Religious

Of the

Christian faith (Non
-
Denominational), formerly a member of the United
Church of Christ and member of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago,
currently attends no church in Washington, D.C., but occasionally attends
Evergreen Chapel , which is on the ground’s of Camp David in Fredrick County,
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P.I.R.A.T.E.S(cont.)

Arts

(Education)

Obama

signed

the Health Care and Educational Reconciliation Act of
2010, on March 30, 2010, this act ended the role that private banks have
in lending out federally
-
insured loans to students, and now the loans
come directly from the government, this act is expected to save
American Taxpayers up to $68 billion dollars over an extended period
of time.

Technology

In 2009
Obama

repealed a previous
ly made policy that prevented any use of federal
tax dollars towards the advancement of stem
-
cell research

Environmental

In the stimulus bill that

was signed into law devoted $54 billion in funds that would
double the nation’s domestic renewable energy production, In Feb. 2009 he
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Economical

American Recovery

and Reinvestment Act of 2009, On Feb. 17, 2009
signed the $787 billion dollar stimulus plan into law, Has introduced
numerous plans that are aimed toward stabilizing the economy,
Congressional Auditors have estimated that these plans will lead to an
increase of $ 9.3 trillion dollars to the deficit over the next decade

Social

Has asked Congress to repeal the Don’t Ask,

Don’t Tell and Defense of Marriage
Act, In January 2009, He repealed the Mexico City Policy Measure, I believe that
almost any person in America would agree that Pres.
Obama

is the only president
in modern times that was able to effectively captivate the minds of people that
spanned all demographics. It can also be said that he has jolted many groups of
people that have not always been politically involved or aware.

Impact

The impact that President
Obama

has on America is
like that of any president
quite frankly. Though his
presidency has been a
relatively short one I believe
that he has introduced many
new concepts that will not
only affect our generation
for the better, but also those
generations that live
decades from today.

2008 Campaign Cartoon

HOPE

HOPE, I T’ S A WORD THAT I S USED WHEN
SOMETHI NG I S DESI RED. I THI NK THAT ON
NOVEMBER 4,2008 AMERI CA DESI RED A CHANGE,
AMERI CA WANTED TO MOVE FORWARD
, AMERI CA
WANTED TO RETURN TO I TS FORGOTTEN STATE
OF GLORY. I T COULD BE SAI D THAT HOPE I S ALL
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THAT CERTAI N I NSTI TUTI ONS ARE AND WI LL
ALWAYS BE DI STORTED I N SOMEWAY. ON THAT
NOVEMBER NI GHT, AMERI CA SAI D THAT THEY
WOULD DEFY THE ODDS AND HOPE THAT THEY
COULD BE CHANGED. THAT I S WHAT
BARACK

OBAMA

MEANS TO SO MANY PEOPLE I T I S THE
HOPE THAT I S ALL BUT FORGOTTEN, THE HOPE
THAT SEEMS TO BE GONE.
BARACK

OBAMA

WAS
THEI R HOPE.

“One Word”

America’s First Family

“This union may never be perfect , but generation
after generation has shown that it can always be
perfected.”

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