Barack H. Obama -

Barack H. Obama

 

Born in Honolulu Hawaii on August 4th, 1961, Obama has certainly defied some odds in his life. With both of his parents putting a major emphasis on education he attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, California—where he made his first speech to support the abolishment of apartheid in South Africa. Soon after he decided to transfer to Columbia University to study political science and after graduating, he began studying at Harvard Law School, where he met his future first lady, Michelle.

After graduating from law school, Obama accepted a two-year position as Visiting Law and Government Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School to work on his first book. Following that, he taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School for about 12 years as a senior lecturer.

In 1996, Obama was elected Illinois Senate, which launched his newfound political career. Later, Obama started a campaign for U.S. senate which failed, but he tried again in 2002 and was victorious. After being part of the U.S. senate for about five years—Obama decided to announce his candidacy for U.S president. Obama ended up winning the 2008 election and becoming the first African American president to ever exist in the United States. Obama was sworn in on January 20, 2009 and a few weeks later he signed the economic stimulus bill to boost the economy after a long recession. Shortly after, Obama gave his health care speech and became the winner of a Nobel Peace Prize.

In 2013 Obama launched his re-election campaign and ended up sweeping in the wins and was able to serve another term as president. Upon his many social justice endeavors within his terms Obama was able to get a higher budget for education, get a significant amount of Americans health insurance, and legalize gay marriage.

Obama fought to make the United States a better place and that is just one of the many reasons you should totally rep him... 

 

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