Barack Obama was born on August 4,Barack Obama was born on August 4,
1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii
He mostly lived in his birth place –He mostly lived in his birth place –
Honolulu and some time in IndonesiaHonolulu and some time in Indonesia
Obama completed his graduation fromObama completed his graduation from
Columbia University, New York.Columbia University, New York.
Political CareerPolitical Career
His political carHis political careeer started after Harvarder started after Harvard
School of Law where he was chosen bySchool of Law where he was chosen by
famous attorney Laurence Tribe to Tribe’sfamous attorney Laurence Tribe to Tribe’s
research assistant.research assistant.
Obama was the first African American whoObama was the first African American who
was elected as the president of thewas elected as the president of the
Harward Law Review in 1990.Harward Law Review in 1990.
He laddered to the success by winningHe laddered to the success by winning
Illinois state senate in 1996 and senateIllinois state senate in 1996 and senate
election in 2004 against prominent Africanelection in 2004 against prominent African
American Republican Alan Keys.American Republican Alan Keys.
Gaining popularityGaining popularity
Obama has knack for rousing people’sObama has knack for rousing people’s
attention. He proved this when heattention. He proved this when he
delivered speech at the 2004delivered speech at the 2004
Former Virginia governor L. Douglas saidFormer Virginia governor L. Douglas said
“Obama could be president. There’s“Obama could be president. There’s
nothing to stop him.”nothing to stop him.”
U.S Senator 2005-2008U.S Senator 2005-2008
Obama was sworn in as a senator onObama was sworn in as a senator on
January 3, 2005January 3, 2005
U.S President 2008-U.S President 2008-
On November 4, Obama won the presidency with 365On November 4, Obama won the presidency with 365
electoral votes to 173 received by McCain.electoral votes to 173 received by McCain.
He became the first African American to be electedHe became the first African American to be elected
On November 6, 2012, Obama won 332 electoral votes,On November 6, 2012, Obama won 332 electoral votes,
exceeding the 270 required for him to be re-elected asexceeding the 270 required for him to be re-elected as
Nobel PrizeNobel Prize
On October 9, 2009, the Norwegian NobelOn October 9, 2009, the Norwegian Nobel
Committee announced that Obama hadCommittee announced that Obama had
won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize "for hiswon the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize "for his
extraordinary efforts to strengthenextraordinary efforts to strengthen
international diplomacy and cooperationinternational diplomacy and cooperation
between peoples"between peoples"
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