Inauguration 2009 President Barack Obama by eg1pt23


									     Inauguration 2009
 President Barack Obama
Vice President Joseph Biden

  What facts do you know about President-Elect
President Obama’s family

   Barack Obama’s father, Barack
    Obama Sr., was born and
    raised in a small village in
    Kenya, where he grew up
    herding goats with his own
    father, who was a domestic
    servant to the British.

   Barack's mother, Ann Dunham,
    grew up in small-town Kansas.
    Her father served in World War
    II. Her mother went to work
    on a bomber assembly line,
    and after the war, they studied
    on the G.I. Bill, bought a house
    through the Federal Housing
    Program, and moved west to
President Obama’s family
   It was there, at the
    University of Hawaii, where
    Barack's parents met. His
    mother was a student there,
    and his father had won a
    scholarship that allowed him
    to leave Kenya and pursue
    his dreams in America.

   Born August 4, 1961, his
    name Barack means "one
    who is blessed" in Swahili.

   Barack's father eventually
    returned to Kenya, and
    Barack grew up with his
    mother in Hawaii, and for a
    few years in Indonesia.
    Later, he moved to New
    York, where he graduated
    from Columbia University in
President Obama’s Childhood
   His mother married Lolo Soetoro, another
    East–West Center student from Indonesia.
    In 1967, the family moved to Jakarta, where
    Obama’s half-sister Maya Soetoro–Ng was
    born. Obama attended schools in Jakarta,
    where classes were taught in the Indonesian

   Four years later when Barack (commonly
    known throughout his early years as "Barry")
    was ten, he returned to Hawaii to live with
    his maternal grandparents, Madelyn and
    Stanley Dunham, and later his mother (who
    died of ovarian cancer in 1995).

   He was enrolled in the fifth grade at the
    esteemed Punahou Academy, graduating with
    honors in 1979. He was only one of three
    black students at the school. This is where
    Obama first became conscious of racism and
    what it meant to be an African–American.
Obama’s early adulthood

   In his memoir, Obama described how he struggled to reconcile social
    perceptions of his multiracial heritage. He saw his biological father
    only once after his parents divorced. And he admitted using alcohol,
    marijuana and cocaine during his teenage years.

   After high school, Obama studied at Occidental College in Los Angeles
    for two years. He then transferred to Columbia University in New
    York, graduating in 1983 with a degree in political science.

   Obama entered Harvard Law School in 1988.

   In 1989 Michelle Robinson was asked to mentor a summer associate
    from Harvard name Barack Obama. According to reports, Barack
    didn’t care about corporate law very much, but showed a lot of
    interest in Michelle.

   In February 1990, he was elected the first African–American editor
    of the Harvard Law Review. He graduated magna cum laude in 1991.
Mr. and Mrs.
Barack Obama
   Michelle and Barack were married on October 18, 1992.

   Soon after, he returned to Chicago to practice as a civil rights lawyer and
    teach constitutional law. Finally, his advocacy work led him to run for the
    Illinois State Senate, where he served for eight years.

   Obama published an autobiography in 1995 Dreams From My Father: A Story
    of Race and Inheritance. And he won a Grammy for the audio version of the

   In 2004, he became the third African American since Reconstruction to be
    elected to the U.S. Senate.
The Obama Family
   Michelle Obama was born on January 17,
    1964, as Michelle Robinson and was raised in
    Chicago’s South Side. She graduated from
    Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in
    Chicago’s West Loop.

   Princeton University followed and she
    graduated with a B.A. in Sociology and a
    Minor in African American studies.

   She continued her education at Harvard Law
    School, where she earned her degree in
    1988, one year ahead of her future husband,

   Michelle Obama has a very impressive career
    as a former associate dean at the University
    of Chicago, member of six boards of directors
    including the Chicago Council on Global
    Affairs, the University of Chicago Laboratory
    Schools and Tree House Foods.

   Interestingly Barack and Michelle waited
    almost seven years before having children.
    Their first daughter name Malia Ann Obama
    was born in 1999 with Natasha (often called
    “Sasha") following two years later in 2001.
Barack Obama
Presidential Oath
   I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will
    faithfully execute the office of President of
    the United States, and will to the best of
    my ability, preserve, protect, and defend
    the Constitution of the United States.

   Presidential Oath of Office, Constitution of
    the United States, Article II
President Obama’s Inaugural Speech
 Read the speech.
 What were the main ideas in the speech?
 What issues does President Obama see as
 How does he say America needs to deal
  with the pressing problems it faces?
 What words did President Obama stress?

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