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    • Barak Hussein Obama By Ahmed Hussain
    • Introduction
      • The first African American to be elected President of the United States.
      • Barack Obama elected 44th President of the United States
      • Extraordinary because it was only 40-50 years ago when Martin Luther King was campaigning for black rights.
      • This shows a change of racial views in modern America.
    • Opposition
      • He was up against Republican Candidate John McCain and his running mate Sarah Palin.
      • People at first did say he was going to have a tough time due to his race but he managed to turn his weakness into a strength.
      • Other issues surrounding him was his age. He was much younger than McCain but people also said McCain was too old to bring new ideas into the White House.
    • The Race
      • Obama received 52.75% of the votes and this meant he won by a wide margin.
      • To win he had to gain a minimum of 270 electoral votes which is half.
      • He managed to do this with relative ease.
    • Prejudices
      • Many were first worried about the fact that people in America had not yet reached a stage where racial prejudices will have no effect on their judgement of people.
      • Due to this fact many people very early on counted Barack Hussein Obama out of the race.
      • They said he would only get the black vote.
    • The Facts
      • He managed to get 97% of the black voters on his side.
      • 57% of white voters also voted for him.
      • 47% of elderly white voters however voted for McCain.
      • This suggest that America hasn’t completely gotten rid of all its’ prejudices but the youth do show that America might have a bright future.