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President Barack Obama

Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States.

Served as President: 2009-present
Vice President: Joseph Biden
Party: Democrat
Age at inauguration: 47

Born: August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii

Married: Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama
Children: Malia, Sasha
Nickname: none


What is Barack Obama most known for?

Barack Obama is most famous for being the first African American President of the United States.

Growing Up

Barack grew up in the state of Hawaii as well as Jakarta, a city in Indonesia. His mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was from Kansas while his father, Barack Obama, Sr., was born in Kenya, Africa. After his parents were divorced, his mother married a man from Indonesia and the family moved to Indonesia for a time. Later, Barack was raised by his grandparents in Hawaii. When he was a kid he went by the nickname "Barry".

Barack graduated from Columbia University in New York in 1983. After graduating, he had a few different jobs including working at the Developing Communities Project in Chicago, Illinois. He soon decided he wanted to become a lawyer and he entered Harvard Law School. Upon graduating in 1991, he began practicing law.

Before He Became President

In 1996 Barack decided to enter the world of politics. He ran for the Illinois State Senate and won. He served on the state senate until 2004 when he was elected to the United States Senate.

After three years of serving on the U.S Senate, Obama entered the 2008 presidential election. He had gained national recognition for being an excellent speaker and was very popular. His biggest hurdle would be defeating former First Lady and New York Senator Hillary Clinton in the democratic primaries.

Obama ended up defeating Hillary Clinton in the primaries and then republican candidate John McCain in the general election to become president. He was inaugurated on January 20, 2009.

Barack Obama's Presidency

Since Barack Obama's presidency is still ongoing, this section is still being written. So far his presidency has been a time of relative world peace, but a struggling economy. We've listed some of the events and accomplishments during his presidency below: After Presidency

At the time of this writing, Obama is currently in office serving his second term as president.

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