BARACK OBAMALIFE – PRESIDENCY – GREATEST CHALLENGES
BIOGRAPHY – Early life and school• Born on 4th August 1961 in Honolulu• Family problems• Graduated with academic honors in...
BARACK OBAMA AS A CHILD
BIOGRAPHY – Law Career• After his job in Chicago: visited  relatives in Kenya• After the trip: decided to join the  Harvar...
POLITICAL CAREER• llinois State Senate (Democrat), won  election in 1996• 2000: Obama made an unsuccessful  Democratic pri...
U.S. SENATE CAREER• In the 2004 Democratic primary, he  won 52 percent of the vote• November 2004 general election:  Obama...
BARACK OBAMA 2005
ELECTION 2008• Announced in February 2007• A tight battle between Obama and  Hillary Clinton started• On November 4th defe...
ELECTION NIGHT 2008
GREATEST CHALLENGES• Budget• Economy• Iraq• Israeli-Palestinian conflict• Guantánamo• Climate change• Healthcare
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!
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Barack Obama

  1. 1. BARACK OBAMALIFE – PRESIDENCY – GREATEST CHALLENGES
  2. 2. BIOGRAPHY – Early life and school• Born on 4th August 1961 in Honolulu• Family problems• Graduated with academic honors in 1978• Columbia University in New York, where he graduated in 1983• First worked in the business sector for two years, then moved to Chicago
  3. 3. BARACK OBAMA AS A CHILD
  4. 4. BIOGRAPHY – Law Career• After his job in Chicago: visited relatives in Kenya• After the trip: decided to join the Harvard Law School (also met his wife Michelle there)• Graduated magna cum laude in 1991 (meens that he is a doctor)• Returned to Chicago to work as a civil rights lawyer
  5. 5. POLITICAL CAREER• llinois State Senate (Democrat), won election in 1996• 2000: Obama made an unsuccessful Democratic primary run for a U. S. House of Representatives seat• Began raising funds to run in the 2004 U.S. Senate Race• Was against Iraq war
  6. 6. U.S. SENATE CAREER• In the 2004 Democratic primary, he won 52 percent of the vote• November 2004 general election: Obama received 70 percent of the vote to Keyes 27 percent, the largest electoral victory in Illinois history• Sworn into office: January 4th, 2005
  7. 7. BARACK OBAMA 2005
  8. 8. ELECTION 2008• Announced in February 2007• A tight battle between Obama and Hillary Clinton started• On November 4th defeated Republican presidential nominee John McCain with 52.9 to 45.7 percent; became the 44th president of the United States and the first African-American
  9. 9. ELECTION NIGHT 2008
  10. 10. GREATEST CHALLENGES• Budget• Economy• Iraq• Israeli-Palestinian conflict• Guantánamo• Climate change• Healthcare
  11. 11. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!

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