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  1. 1. By Mrs. Lebovic & Mrs. Campbells’ First Grade Class
  2. 2. We all know that on January 20 th this country’s first African-American president was sworn in. But what do we know about President Obama before he became president?? Esha
  3. 3. His mother was from Kansas and his father was from Kenya. They met and married as students at the University of Hawaii. Leo
  4. 4. President Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961. The name Barack means blessed. Hanna
  5. 5. Shortly after President Obama was born, his father left to attend Harvard University. Later his father moved back to Kenya after his parents’ divorce. Sam
  6. 6. President Obama’s mother married a man from Indonesia and the family moved to Jakarta. Ava
  7. 7. In 1970 President Obama’s half-sister, Maya, was born. She was named after an author named Maya Angelou. Today she is a history teacher in Hawaii. Roman
  8. 8. President Obama moved back to Hawaii at age 6 and was brought up by his grandparents. His grandmother worked in a bank and his grandfather sold furniture and insurance. Emma
  9. 9. Although his grandparents earned a modest living, he was able to attend Punahou School, a top independent school in Hawaii. Robbie
  10. 10. His father wrote to him often, but only visited him once when he was 10 years old. His father died in 1983. His mother died in 1995. Abby
  11. 11. President Obama went on to attend Columbia University in New York where he earned a degree in political science. Blaise
  12. 12. A few years later he moved to Chicago to become the director of a group that worked to help the poor. Victoria
  13. 13. Then he went back to school at Harvard University and became a lawyer in 1991. He became the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. William
  14. 14. After graduating he moved back to Chicago and began practicing civil-rights law helping with job fairness and voting rights. Julia
  15. 15. In 1992, Barack Obama got married to Michelle Robinson. She was a lawyer, too. Ronan
  16. 16. He began teaching at the University of Chicago Law School. He felt a need to help people and decided to run for State Senator. Mara
  17. 17. He was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996 and served there for 8 years. His district included some of the poorest areas of the south side of Chicago. Ryan
  18. 18. In 1998 Malia, his first daughter, was born. Sasha, his second daughter, was born in 2001. Victoria Sasha
  19. 19. In 2004, President Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate, representing the state of Illinois in Washington, D.C. Andrew
  20. 20. That same year, he gave a very exciting speech in Boston at the National Democratic Convention. This speech made him very well known around the country. Jacqueline
  21. 21. In 2008 he was elected the first African-American president. While still a Chicago White Sox fan, he now lives with his family in Washington, D.C. Markus
  22. 22. <ul><li>http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/government/2008election/obamabio1.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1682433/bio </li></ul>