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Barack Obama

  1. 1. The American Election By Sam J and Devon
  2. 2. The Importance of Democracy <ul><li>Reasons why the vote is important </li></ul><ul><li>gives the chance to say who runs the country </li></ul><ul><li>lets everyone have their say </li></ul><ul><li>gives power to the people </li></ul>
  3. 3. Obama’s Win <ul><li>Barak Obama's win over john McCain made history because: </li></ul><ul><li>he is the first black president of the USA </li></ul><ul><li>There was a record number of voters </li></ul><ul><li>It was the first election to be fought online </li></ul>
  4. 4. Black History <ul><li>African Americans were originally shipped to America as slaves </li></ul><ul><li>After suffering centuries of persecution and prejudice (as slaves and by white supremacy organisations like the Ku Klux Klan) black people have risen socially and are now considered equals to white people. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Historic Black People The following slides are about some famous black people and why they were influential on world history
  6. 6. Martin Luther King <ul><li>This man was the head of the campaign to stop apartheid and make black and white people equal </li></ul><ul><li>He was a firm believer in non violent protests </li></ul><ul><li>He was arrested many times but he never lost faith </li></ul>
  7. 7. Rosa Parks <ul><li>She made history when she refused to give up her seat on the bus for a white man </li></ul><ul><li>She was arrested for doing this </li></ul><ul><li>She is sometimes known as the mother of the modern civil rights movement </li></ul>
  8. 8. Jesse Jackson <ul><li>He ran in presidential elections in 1984 and 1988, and although he lost both, he was the only black man before Barak Obama to run for president of the United States </li></ul><ul><li>He was a helper of Martin Luther King and marched in Alabama and Selma </li></ul>
  9. 9. Thank you for watching <ul><li>I hope this helped explain why Obama’s win made history </li></ul>