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History of US President Barack Obama

obamaBarack Hussein Obama II was born on the 4th of August 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. At the age of 6 he went to live in Jakarta together with his mother and returned back to Honolulu at the age of 10, where he then lived with his maternal grandparents. He graduated from high school in 1979 and then spent 2 years in Los Angeles to attend Occidental College before moving on to New York, where he went to Columbia University. He graduated with a B.A. in 1983.

Before entering  Harvard Law School, in 1988, Obama spent a couple of years working in both New York and Chicago. During these couple of years he proved himself to be that responsible & cunning person who managed to achieve the results he wanted. Once he graduated with a Juris Doctor, in 1991, he then moved back to Chicago, where he directed Illinois Project Vote.

Obama spent 12 years as a professor of constitutional law and 8 years as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. In the meantime, he joined a twelve-attorney law firm specializing in civil rights litigation and neighborhood economic development.

His political career began in 1996, were he was elected to the Illinois Senate. In 2004, Obama won 70% of the vote and became the fifth African American Senator in US history.

On the 10th of February 2007 Obama announced his candidacy for President of the United States of America. A number of candidates entered the Democratic Party Presidential Primaries but it almost showed from the beginning that it was going to be a close call for Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton. Clinton then ended up her campaign and endorsed Obama on the 7th of June 2008.

It was in November when Obama won the presidency with 52% of the popular votes against McCain, becoming the first African American to be elected as a President.

On the 20th of January, Obama was inaugurated as President and immediately began working on some of the hot issues the United States was and is still facing. Some of which includes the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan, domestic and foreign policies and economic management.

From outside the United States, President Obama looks he’s doing quite well in office. His charming personality is helping him for sure as he’s winning quite a number of hearts!

It would be interesting to hear what’s your opinion about the impact on his first few months in the office!