The Life Of Barack Obama

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Barack Obama is the current democratic president of the United States today. He was elected the 44th president on November 4, 2008 and won a second term on November 6, 2012. Barack Obama is not only the first African American president, he is also the first president to be born outside of the continental United States (Barack Obama: Life Before the Presidency). He has accomplished a lot throughout his lifetime and still strives to do so at the current age of fifty-four. Barack Obama’s tenure in office was a success. Obama was born on on the 4th of August, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Growing up, Obama lived with his maternal grandparents throughout most of his childhood, due to the separation of his parents. “He attended the Punahou School, an elite private school where, as he wrote in his 1995 memoir, Dreams from my Father.” (Barack Obama: Life Before the Presidency). His memoir showed how he began to understand has racial background and the tension that came with is such as being one of three African Americans in the school. After high school, Obama decided to study law and attended Harvard Law School and graduated in 1991. After law school Obama moved to Chicago, Illinois to practice as a civil rights lawyer. On October 3, 1992 Obama and Michelle Robinson were married, they decided to raise a family in Kenwood, Illinois and welcomed two daughters: Malia and Sasha. (Barack Obama: Life Before the Presidency). Obama 's hard work let him to run for the Illinois State Senate. He ran as a democrat and won election in 1996. A few years later, Obama announced his candidacy for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. “Barack …show more content…
One was in Iraq, when he brought all troops home and the other was in Afghanistan, in which he had ordered airstrikes against suspected militant targets in the country. After those two wars ended many started such as in, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and

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