Essay about Barack Obama 's President Of The United States

1523 Words Oct 18th, 2015 7 Pages
Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America on January 20, 2009. Obama is the first African American to become President. With his presidency, he promised to make changes that would liberate Americans from crisis and into a new beginning, despite some unsuccessful policies along the way. Taking a look into how he rose to be successful, the triumphs he has provided, and some of his unfortunate improprieties, helps to paint a better picture of the man we call our President. Growing up as a child, Obama prepared himself through his academics to beat the odds, and one day become president. He was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii to Ann Dunham and Barack Obama, Sr. Even as a child, Obama had dreams of becoming president. He wrote numerous essays in school expressing his dream. Although facing racism early on in life, he did not let it deter him from his academics. Excelling in basketball and numerous academics at Punahou Academy, he later graduated and left for Occidental College. There he transferred to Columbia University in New York. Eventually he moved to Chicago in 1985 where he worked as a community organizer for low-income residents. From 1988-1992 he attended Harvard Law School where he attained his degree and met his wife Michelle Robinson. By October 3, 1992, Obama and Michelle married, and had two daughters (Malia and Sasha). In 1996-2000 Obama ran for Illinois State Senate and won, but lost the election for US House of…

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