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  • 1. Barack Obama
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    • Political career: 1996–2008
  • 4.
    • State legislator: 1997–2004
    • Obama was elected to the Illinois Senate in 1996
    • in 1998 and 2002 he was reelected again
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    • resigned from the Illinois Senate in November 2004 following his election to the U.S. Senate
  • 6.
    • 2004 U.S. Senate campaign
    • Obama received 70%
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    • U.S. Senator: 2005–2008 Obama was sworn in as a senator on January 4, 2005
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    • Obama held assignments on the Senate Committees for:
    • Foreign Relations;
    • Environment and Public Works;
    • Veterans' Affairs Health;
    • Education;
    • Labor and Pensions;
    • Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs;
    • European Affairs.
  • 10.
    • 2008 presidential campaign
    • Emphasis:
    • ending the Iraq War,
    • increasing energy independence
    • providing universal health care
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    • Presidency
    • The inauguration of Barack Obama as the forty-fourth President took place on January 20, 2009