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44. Barack H. Obama

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									44. Barack H. Obama II
    BORN AUGUST 4, 1961
   PRESIDENCY: JANUARY
     20,2009-PRESENT
        ILLINOIS(D)
                       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 13th 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) .
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 44th
President of the U.S., the first
President of African descent, the
first born in Hawaii and the 3rd
hailing from the state of Illinois .
On November 4, 2008 Obama
won numerous states that were
thought to lean Republican             The Election of 2008
including Nevada, New Mexico,
Florida, North Carolina, Virginia,
Indiana and Ohio.
The Obama Cabinet

 President: Barack Obama                   Secretary of Transportation: Ray La Hood

 Vice President Joe Biden                  Secretary of Energy: Steven Chu

 Secretary of State: Hillary Clinton       Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Eric Shinseki

 Secretary of Treasury: Timothy Geithner   Secretary of Homeland Security: Janet
                                           Napolitano
 Secretary of Defense: Robert Gates
                                           Chief of Staff: Rahm Emmanuel
 Secretary of the Interior: Ken Salazar
                                           Director of the (EPA): Lisa Jackson
 Secretary of Agriculture: Tom Vilsack
                                           Director of the Office of Management and
 Secretary of Commerce: Gary Locke         Budget: Peter Orzag

 Secretary of Heath and Human Services:    Ambassador to the United Nations: Susan
 Kathleen Sebelius                         Rice

 Secretary of Education: Arne Duncan       United States Trade Representative: Ron
                                           Kirk
 Secretary of Housing and Urban
 Development: Shaun Donovan
The Obama White House
           Foreign and Domestic Policies

Foreign Policies                     Domestic Policies
•S.T.A.R.T. Treaty Renewal, it is    •The American Recovery and
a treaty that states that both the   Reinvestment Act
U.S. and Russia will lower the       •The Patient Protection and
amount of their nuclear              Affordable Cost Act
warheads by a third over a           •Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
period of time.                      •Edward M. Kennedy Serve
• U.S.- China Strategic and          America Act
Economic Dialogue, which was         These are just a few a of the
agreed to by both countries to       bills that were passed during
build a “positive, cooperative,      Pres. Obama’s brief time in
and comprehensive U.S.-China         Office
relationship for the 21st
Century”
Failures and Successes



            Successes                  Failures
            •Presidential Election     •Inability to obtain a
            2008                       bi-partisan effort on
            •Recovery and              Capitol Hill
            Reinvestment Act           •Inability to close
            •Health Care Bill          Guantanamo Bay by
            •Set timetable for troop   end of 1st year in office
            withdrawal out of Iraq     •Inability to enter talks
            •START Treaty              with Iran or North
            renewal with Russia        Korea
            •Supreme Court
            Nomination of Justice
            Sonia Sotomayor
P.I.R.A.T.E.S

Political      Elected President on Nov. 4th 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-partisan
               government where members of both sides of the aisle can cohesively
               work to bring about change

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,
               Maryland
P.I.R.A.T.E.S(cont.)

Arts            Obama signed the Health Care and Educational Reconciliation Act of
                2010, on March 30, 2010, this act ended the role that private banks have
(Education)     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 previously 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
                repealed a Bush-era policy that enabled offshore drilling of the coast of the United
                States, this repeal was later reinstated in March 2010 and allowed drilling to
                commence off the Atlantic Coast, the eastern shore of the Gulf of Mexico, and the
                Northern Coast of Alaska
P.I.R.A.T.E.S(cont.)



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.
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.




                                 Impact
2008 Campaign Cartoon
           “One Word”

                 HOPE
     HOPE, IT’S A WORD THAT IS USED WHEN
   SOMETHING IS DESIRED. I THINK THAT ON
NOVEMBER 4,2008 AMERICA DESIRED A CHANGE,
AMERICA WANTED TO MOVE FORWARD, AMERICA
 WANTED TO RETURN TO ITS FORGOTTEN STATE
 OF GLORY. IT COULD BE SAID THAT HOPE IS ALL
A FANTASY, THAT IT NEVER BECOMES A REALITY,
  THAT CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS ARE AND WILL
 ALWAYS BE DISTORTED IN SOMEWAY. ON THAT
  NOVEMBER NIGHT, AMERICA SAID THAT THEY
  WOULD DEFY THE ODDS AND HOPE THAT THEY
  COULD BE CHANGED. THAT IS WHAT BARACK
  OBAMA MEANS TO SO MANY PEOPLE IT IS THE
 HOPE THAT IS ALL BUT FORGOTTEN, THE HOPE
 THAT SEEMS TO BE GONE. BARACK OBAMA WAS
                  THEIR HOPE.
America’s First Family
“This union may never be perfect , but generation
 after generation has shown that it can always be
                    perfected.”
                   Bibliography

1.MARLENE TARG BRILL, BARACK OBAMA: NEW PRESIDENT FOR A NEW
ERA
2009, LERNER PUBLICATIONS
2.JILL C. WHELLER,BARACK OBAMA ;2009, ABDO PUBLISHING COMPANY
3. WWW.ALLGREATQUOTES.COM/BARACK_OBAMA_QUOTES.SHTML
4. WWW.EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/BARACK_OBAMA
5.WWW.WHITEHOUSE.GOV/ADMINISTRATION/PRESIDENT_OBAMA
6.WWW.BIOGRAPHY.COM/ARTICLES/BARACK_OBAMA_12782369
7. BIOGUIDE.CONGRESS.GOV/SCRIPTS/DIODISPLAY.PL?INDEX+O000167
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DEONTA WORTHAM

								
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