US Election 2008 (Josh)

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US Election 2008 (Josh)

  1. 1. US Election 2008 Barack's Win By Josh and Zara
  2. 2. Obama’s Win <ul><li>Obama became the first black president of the US. </li></ul><ul><li>He is the first democrat to win. </li></ul><ul><li>He is projected to have an electoral vote of 365, and he had a popular vote of 67,657,724. He had 52.75% of the votes. </li></ul><ul><li>First U.S president to be born outside the contiguous US (he was born in Hawaii). </li></ul><ul><li>Fifth youngest president. </li></ul><ul><li>He will take office in January 20 2009. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Importance of Voting <ul><li>As citizens it’s our responsibility to vote for how we want our country to be won (over 18’s) </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t complain about how the country is run if you don’t vote! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Black history <ul><li>The Atlantic slave trade brought Africans to America. They were sold as slaves. They had no freedom at all. </li></ul><ul><li>The result of the American Civil war led to the emancipation (freedom) of Africans. </li></ul><ul><li>Amendments to the U.S constitution outlawed slavery, granted them full U.S citizenship (thus becoming African-Americans), and black males could vote. </li></ul>

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