Persuasive Essay On Barack Obama

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Barack Obama is the forty-third president of the United States of America. He is the first African-American president. President Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. After high-school Obama attended Occidental College in Los Angeles for two years. Afterwards he transferred to Columbia University in New York City, graduating in 1983 with a political science degree. He worked his way through college with the help of scholarships and student loans, when Obama moved to Chicago he worked with several churches that helped rebuild communities devastated by the closure of steel plants. He attended law school and became the first African-American President of the Harvard Law Review. Upon graduation, he returned to Chicago to teach …show more content…
He signed his health care reform act called the Affordable Care Act. This law prohibited the denial of coverage based on pre-existing conditions, allowed for individuals under the age of 26 to be insured under their parent 's health insurance plans, provided free health screening for certain individuals, and expanded health care and accesses to millions of people. In 2012, the United States supreme court upheld the plan’s order for individuals to either have health insurance or pay a tax. This law was also blamed for many Americans losing their coverage on their pre-existing plans. Obama does admit in his speeches that his healthcare reform is not perfect, but it is a first initial step into the right direction: “for as big a step forward as it was -- it 's still just a first step. It 's like building a starter home -- or buying a starter home. It 's a lot better than not having a home, but you hope that over time you make some improvements.” He goes on to say that “Obamacare” did what it was intended to do and that is to provide affordable …show more content…
Yet he always came out and gave America hope with his speeches. After the Sandy Hook, tragedy he said “We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end.” After the Boston Bombing Obama gave a speech that moved the whole country that made the country believe everything was going to be okay. He went on to say this: “You’ve shown us, Boston, that in the face of evil, Americans will lift up what’s good. In the face of cruelty, we will choose compassion.” and with his closing remarks he says “Tomorrow, the sun will rise over Boston. Tomorrow, the sun will rise over this country that we love. This special place. This state of grace.” This gave America hope that even though we had suffered a tragedy the sun will rise again and there is hope.
Obama has also faced new challenges with the rise of ISIS. In 2014, Obama ordered an airstrike against ISIS. He later went on to say that “The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force….So the United States of America will work with a broad coalition to dismantle this network of

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