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Ahmed Hussain Barak Obama


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Ahmed Hussain Barak Obama

  1. 1. Barak Hussein Obama By Ahmed Hussain
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>The first African American to be elected President of the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Barack Obama elected 44th President of the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Extraordinary because it was only 40-50 years ago when Martin Luther King was campaigning for black rights. </li></ul><ul><li>This shows a change of racial views in modern America. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Opposition <ul><li>He was up against Republican Candidate John McCain and his running mate Sarah Palin. </li></ul><ul><li>People at first did say he was going to have a tough time due to his race but he managed to turn his weakness into a strength. </li></ul><ul><li>Other issues surrounding him was his age. He was much younger than McCain but people also said McCain was too old to bring new ideas into the White House. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Race <ul><li>Obama received 52.75% of the votes and this meant he won by a wide margin. </li></ul><ul><li>To win he had to gain a minimum of 270 electoral votes which is half. </li></ul><ul><li>He managed to do this with relative ease. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Prejudices <ul><li>Many were first worried about the fact that people in America had not yet reached a stage where racial prejudices will have no effect on their judgement of people. </li></ul><ul><li>Due to this fact many people very early on counted Barack Hussein Obama out of the race. </li></ul><ul><li>They said he would only get the black vote. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Facts <ul><li>He managed to get 97% of the black voters on his side. </li></ul><ul><li>57% of white voters also voted for him. </li></ul><ul><li>47% of elderly white voters however voted for McCain. </li></ul><ul><li>This suggest that America hasn’t completely gotten rid of all its’ prejudices but the youth do show that America might have a bright future. </li></ul>