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  • 1. Barack Obama The 44th president and the first African American to reach the United States of America’s highest leadership
  • 2. Barack’s Childhood
    • Barack was born August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Ann Dunham, a white American from Kansas
    • His father was Barack Obama, Sr. who was from Nyanza Province, Kenya
  • 3. The Struggle
    • As a young adult in high school, Barack questioned himself about his multiracial background asking himself ,
    • “ Who am I?”
  • 4. His Years in College and His Education
    • Occidental College: studied for two years
    • Transferred to Columbia University:Majored in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations
    • 1988, Barack entered Harvard Law: graduated with a J.D. or Juris Doctor
  • 5. Barack Obama and His Background
    • Barack Obama was the first African American to become the President of the Harvard Law Review
    • He worked as a community organizer
    • Barack also practiced as a civil rights attorney
    • He also taught Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law
  • 6. Michelle Obama
    • First Lady of the United States of America, preceding Laura Bush,
    • she married Barack
    • Obama, October of 1992.
    • She also graduated with
    • her Juris Doctor in 1988
    • and first met Barack as
    • her mentee.
  • 7. Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
    • Publisher: Three Rivers Press(1995),
    • Autobiography of Barack
    • Obama, followed by The
    • Audacity of Hope
    • Paperback, first in series
    • of two
  • 8. The Audacity of Hope
    • Publisher(s): Random House Inc. (2007),Crown-Three
    • Rivers Press
    • (October 17, 2006)
    • Hardcover print,
    • 288 pages
  • 9. Barack and Politics
    • United States Senator from Illinois: In office January 3, 2005 to November 16, 2008
    • Illinois Senator: January 8, 1997 to November 4, 2004
  • 10. Barack’s Announcement
    • On February 10 th , 2007 Senator Barack Obama declared his candidacy for president of the United States of America
    • This announcement was and always will be historic.
  • 11. The Race
    • VS.
  • 12. The Economic Crisis and Their Plan to Help
    • “ I’m asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about change in Washington … I’m asking you to believe in yours.”
    • This is the heading of his economic plan.
  • 13. The Plan
    • Provide a tax cut for working families
    • Provide a tax relief for small businesses and startups
    • Fight for fair trade
    • Jumpstart the economy
  • 14. Barack’s Campaign
    • During the campaign, Barack emphasized ending issues such as the Iraq War, increasing energy independence, and universal healthcare
    • On June 3, 2008 Barack
    • was announced the
    • presumptive nominee
    • for the democratic party
  • 15. The General Election
    • After winning the primary democratic election, he campaigned against John McCain who was the Republican nominee.
  • 16. The Results
    • Barack Obama and Joe Biden had 365 electoral votes and John McCain and Sarah Palin had 173. The blue states represent Democratic states and the red represent Republican.
  • 17. The Inauguration
  • 18. The Inaugural Ball
  • 19. The Presidency
    • Assumed office January 20, 2009
    • Vice President, Joe Biden
    • Part of the Democratic party
    • First lady, Michelle Obama
  • 20. Current Events
    • Barack nominated George Mitchell as a special envoy for the Middle East, January 22, 2009
    • Hillary Clinton’s first day as Secretary of State she has nominated Richard Holbrooke as representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan
    • Barack has also announced the shutdown of Guantanamo Bay within a year
  • 21. Barack Obama, The 44th President of the United States of America

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