America's black president - Jess Monks and Josh Lobley

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America's black president - Jess Monks and Josh Lobley

  1. 1. By Jessica Monks 10P. Voting Election in America.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Barack Obama is a U.S. senator from Illinois. </li></ul><ul><li>He was born in 1961 in Hawaii, where his parents met as students at the University of Hawaii. </li></ul><ul><li>His father is from Kenya and his mother is from Kansas. </li></ul><ul><li>He graduated from Columbia University and received his law degree from Harvard Law School. </li></ul><ul><li>He previously served in the Illinois state Senate and was an instructor at the University of Chicago Law School. </li></ul><ul><li>He and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters. </li></ul>Who is Barack Obama? Facts:
  3. 3. Why is it so important to vote? <ul><li>As a citizen we all have a responsibility to vote, this is because in order for a democracy to continue to operate properly and fairly, it needs the participation of its citizens. </li></ul><ul><li>Where would this country be if nobody voted at all? </li></ul><ul><li>Women once went through a lot of struggle to get the right to vote so we should not take the opportunity for granted. </li></ul><ul><li>If you don’t vote you’re throwing away the chance to have a say in the way the country is run. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Facts about Obama's win: Why has the new president of America made history? He is the first ever black president of America ! <ul><li>Obama is the 44 th president of America. </li></ul><ul><li>He is also the first black president of America. </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly quarter of a million people came to Grant Park in Chicago to hear Obama speak for the first time. </li></ul>“ It’s been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America,”
  5. 5. Black history in USA (Martain Luther King and Rosa Parks): Rosa Parks is respectfully remembered as the mother of the civil rights movement because of one day when she was on her way home from work because she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. That single act of defiance on December 1st 1955 is remembered as the start of the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King was known across the nation as a great hero and a great leader in the civil rights movement because of his popularity among Blacks.

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