WHO IS OBAMA? • Barrack Hussein Obama II • Born on August 4, 1961 • 44th and current President of The United States of America • First African American to hold the office • Raised by single mother, Stanley Ann Dunham • Graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School • Got attention during his 2004 campaign to represent Illinois in the Unite States Senate
What Obama Inherited in 2008 from Bush? • Afghanistan and Iraq war • The great recession of 2008 • Economy growing at just 2% per annum • Increase in rate of suicides due to acute unemployment • Low standard of medical facilities • High fiscal deficit • No faith of consumers in the government
• He knew that the youth of The USAis an important asset•He gave the popular slogan ‘Yes wecan’•He sought their help to revive thecountry’s economic health
Obam uni t ed t he whol e anat i on and m anaged t o gai n t hei r t r ust dur i ng hi s f i r st r egi me!
While his pr edecessor sinit iat ed war s… ended .het hem…
How he tackled the economic crunch: • Campaigned against the bankers who were foreclosing homes • Campaigned against oil companies who were increasing prices in spite of making huge profits • Campaigned against wall street brokers who manipulated stock prices • Bail out for banks who were under huge debt • Worked hard to make health care affordable • Reversed his predecessor’s pro rich tax policies