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  • Barack Obama's win Steph M & Steph C
  • Facts about Obama’s win
    • He is the 1 st black president
    • The 44 th president
    • Quite young
    • Most powerful man in the world
    • First democrat
    • He won against John McCain
    • Inexperienced
    • He won on the 5 th November at about 4 in the morning our time.
    • He has to wait until 20 January 2009 before he officially takes over from President George Bush, in a process called inauguration.
    Other important points about Obama
  • Why it is important to vote
    • You have a responsibility to vote as a citizen.
    • Where would the country be if no-one voted at all.
    • You are letting politicians do what they want if you don’t vote
    • You’d have not respect to those who died in the first and second world war.
    • President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation ultimately ended slavery in America at the end of the Civil War.
    • Jackie Robinson broke the baseball colour barrier as the first African-American to play the sport in the modern era.
    • Martin Luther King played a big part in challenging whites and blacks to bridge the racial divide in America, when making a speech “I Have A Dream” at the Lincoln Memorial.
    • Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old Chicago boy was brutally murdered after whistling at a white woman.
    Background to black history
  • Other things on black history
    • In the 17th and 18th centuries hundreds of thousands of Africans were sold into slavery in America and made to work on cotton and tobacco plantations.
    • In 1865 slavery was abolished, but black people still didn't have equal rights and had to go to separate schools, churches, and even had to play on different footie teams.
    • In 1955, this woman, Rosa Parks, sparked protests by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man - which was against the law at the time.
    • The protests were led by this man, Martin Luther King, who said he had a dream that one day black and white people in America would be able to come together as equals.
    • In 1964 the country made a huge leap forward with the introduction of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which made it illegal to treat people differently because of their race.
    • But until now, the top job has always gone to a white man, so it's a huge deal for America, and the rest of the world, that Barack Obama has become president.