Barack Obama Life and CareerBarack Obama, our forty fourth president of the UnitedStates was born on august fourth, 1961. Obamas Parents met in 1960 at theUniversity of Hawaii. On February second 1961 Obamas parents Ann Dunham andBarack Obama Sr. got married on an island called Maui.
Obama was born at aHospital named maternity and gynecological hospital. After Obama was born hisfather Barack Obama Sr. continued with his education at the University ofHawaii.
Obamas mother Ann Dunham took Obama to Washington where she studied atthe University of Washington. Obama and his mother lived in a apartment, Aftergraduating With in economics Obamas father moved to Massachusetts to study atHarvard University. Anne returned to Honolulu with Obama and continued hereducation at the University of Hawaii.
In 1965 when Barack Obama’s dadgraduated and he returned to Kenya. In 1967 Obama and his mother moved with hismom’s new husband named Soetoro in Jakarta Indonesia. On 1971 Obama moved withhis grandparents to Hawaii to attend fifth grade. Obama chose to stay with hisgrandparents and to complete his high school years. After being done with Highschool Obama moved to Los Angles in 1979 and he went to study at OccidentalCollege.
On February 18 1981 Obama made his first speech. On the summer of 1981Obama travelled to visit his family that lived in Jakarta. Obama thentransferred to a University in New York named Columbia University where Obamamajored in political Science. Obama lived outside of campus in an apartment.Obama graduated from Columbia University in 1983. After his graduation he gotemployed at the Business International Corporation And New York Public interestResearch Group. Obama moved to Chicago to work as an organizer after living inNew York for 4 whole years.
He worked three years as a director of developingcommunities Project. Obamas annual budget grew from 70 thousand dollars to 400thousand dollars working at Developing community’s project. Obama got acceptedinto Harvard law school in 1988. In 1990 was his second year at Harvard he waselected for president of the law review.
While in law school he met a womannamed Michelle she was his managing partner. When he graduated from Harvard in1991 he returned to Chicago. On 1992 Obama married Michelle and settled withher in a middle-class neighborhood. On 1998 they had their first born in 1998and their second child born in 2001.
Obama taught law at the University ofChicago law school for twelve straight years. Obama worked as a full-timelawyer at a firm he was involved in 30 cases. To assist in this there are manygreat books that talks about Obama life. One book is Obama, Barack (1961) by St.James, which talk about his career and life.
The second book is ObamaAdministration where it talks about his campaign and how became the presidentof the united states by Ana Ochoa. The last source is Democratic Resurgence:Obama Wins by Eric Bergeron, where it goes over how Obama won his presidency asthe first black president in the United States. Obama was the President of the United States, he becamepresident on January twenty 2009. Obamas first term was about the globalfinancial crisis. Obama was the first African American President of the unitedstates. He was known for talking about tax cuts, global financial crisis,health care and more. The 2008 election was the 56th quadrennial election.Obama ran as a democrat and john McCain ran is a republican.
On November 4,2008, “52.9 percent of votes were in Obamas favor, giving him a decisivevictory” (27 James). Obama beat McCain in the popular vote and the collegevote. Obamas vote amount was 69.5 the highest a president ever gotten.
Obamasigned “the Lilly Ledbetter fair pay act of 2009 and the children’s healthinsurance program and won approval from congress budget resolution” (James 29).This reform helped families with the unfair and inappropriate wage gap. Obamawas breaking the bush administration except the troops in right he continuedthrough on bush’s Iraq withdraw of troops. The troops withdraw began inDecember of 2007 and completely ended in 2011. He supports the united nationson sexual orientation and gender identity by lifting the seven-year ban onfunding for embryonic stem research, and he closed the Guantanamo bay detentioncamp in Cuba. Sixty-five percent of people agreed on what Obama was doing andtwenty-nine percent disapproved according to a survey done on April. One of thebiggest things Obama has done is the Protection and Affordable Care Act or alsoknown as Obamacare.
State congress signed a law by Obama on march twenty third2010. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act helped estimated abouttwenty to twenty-four million people. The law said to improve healthcare costsand improve quality. The Barack Obama Administration was chartered as a taxincreases on higher income Americans and designed to fund healthcare. On Aprilfifteen 2010 the space policy of Barack Obama administration announced toincrease funding for NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) bysix billion dollars over five years.After four-year president Obama ran again in 2012 againsthis nominee Mitt Romney.
The 2012 election was the fifty seventh quadrennialpresidential election. The 2012 election was held on November sixth. Thedemocrat was Barack Obama and the republican was Mitt Romney. Obamas runningmate was Joe Biden and Mitt Romney running mate was Paul Rayan. The 2012 electionwould be Obama’s second term of presidency.
Obama got both the popular vote andthe electoral vote. Obama won against Mitt Romney to the electoral vote bythree hundred thirty-two to two hundred six and, Obama won the state votetwenty-six to twenty-four. Mitt Romney’s home state is Massachusetts and Obamashome state is Illinois. Obama became the two-term president to win both votessince Ronald Reagan.
An estimate of four hundred million dollars was spent byObama’s campaign and Obama supporters according to the Federal ElectionCommission. Obama announced that he will be running for president again in 2012in a video named ”It Began with Us”. On May 9th 2012 Barack Obamamade headlines by showing his support for sex marriage, he was the first UnitedStates president to show support to same sex marriage. People said that his supportfor same sex marriage was historic and heroic as some would say.
By announcinghis support for same sex marriage his campaign grew in donations and many people joined his campaign. Obama gave aspeech in the Rose Garden about what he announced his speech was aboutprotecting the right of same-sex to get marry. Many states legalized same-sexmarriage after Obamas speech. A lot of people were happy and mad about thedecision these states made. Many people were against these laws because it wasagainst their religious beliefs.
The people of United states liked him so muchthat he was the person of the year in the time magazine. Many people liked andhated Obama, people liked him because of his achievements and benefit providedfor the American people. On February 12, 2014, Obama signed an executive orderto raise the minimum wage which opposed many people specially the republicanand small businesses. Some people hated him because he was against some of therepublican ideas.
At that time many republicans did not like him and want himto resign from the white house. People also hated him because he broke somepromises that he said in his campaign. For example, when he promises that hewill close the prison at Guantanamo Bay but his promise failed.
Many things Obamadid for this country that people loved and hated at the same time. Even afterall his hard work to make both side apricate what he does but people still wanthim out. After some time, Obama endorse Hillary Clinton for president, she ranagainst Donald Trump but she didn’t not have the chance of winning because manypeople didn’t want a democrat president to take the office again. A lot peoplestart to hate on Clinton even her opponent Trump because they think that Obama didn’tdo anything for this country. He just wasted time and provided nothing peoplesaid. Trump was wining because he made a lot of promises which people liked andsupported him on his campaign.
Donald Trump was wining against his republican’sopponent because people thought he was the right person to become the presidentof United States of America. Many people supported each side, Clinton wonagainst her democrat’s opponent and Donald Trump won against his republican’s opponent.Now it’s up to the electoral votes to determine who will win.Obama leaves officer after two terms as president of theunited states on January twenty 2017, he was fifty-five years old when he left theoffice which made him the youngest ex-president in the history of the United Statesof America (221 Ochoa). After Obama left office, the two nominees were HilaryClinton the first female to run for president Hillary Clinton and a billionairenamed Donald J trump. On November nine 2016 Obama invited Donald J trump to thewhite house, and on April twenty second 2017 Obama makes a public appearance leavingoffice and he had a message to the voters he said ” encourage and support thenext generation of leaders”. Obama applaudDonald J Trump on his ”Remarkable Run”.
Donald trump won against Hilary Clinton by a lot of votes. Many democratsstarted to cry over Donald J Trump winning the election over Hilary Clinton. Obamawas hoping for Hilary Clinton to win the election because she was a democratand he was also a democrat too when he was president. Donald J Trump won theelectoral vote and Hilary Clinton won the popular vote. Donald won by 30 stateswith the total of three hundred six electors.
Donald trump became a presidentof the United States and start applying his promises and remove what PresidentObama achieved. As it stated in the three book that Obama has achieved manygreat outcomes that helped the people of the United States. In the book ObamaAdministration that Obama was the first president to announced new rule thatprotect families from separations and give them the ability to get the Americancitizen (535 Ochoa). Obama has achieved many things in his last eight years aspresident of the united states but many people don’t give him credit orrecognize his hard work. After he left the office Obama started spending morewith his friends and family. He also will spend time going on vacation with hiswife and kids. On January twenty Obama and his wife went on a vacation toRancho, Mirage, Calif.
Obama and his wife Michele went on a vacation to Tuscany,Italy on May of 2017. Finally, Obama was a great president loved by many Americansthat changed history in a positive way from being the first black present to makinghealth care and community colleges cheaper. Obamas positive acts made more Americanslike and support him because he supported every religion, race and gender and neverdiscriminated anyone and always supported people. Obama will be missed by millionsof Americans because of all his achievements as the president of the United States.