Barack Obamas Win


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Barack Obamas Win

  1. 1. Barack Obama's win Steph M & Steph C
  2. 2. Facts about Obama’s win <ul><li>He is the 1 st black president </li></ul><ul><li>The 44 th president </li></ul><ul><li>Quite young </li></ul><ul><li>Most powerful man in the world </li></ul><ul><li>First democrat </li></ul><ul><li>He won against John McCain </li></ul><ul><li>Inexperienced </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>He won on the 5 th November at about 4 in the morning our time. </li></ul><ul><li>He has to wait until 20 January 2009 before he officially takes over from President George Bush, in a process called inauguration. </li></ul>Other important points about Obama
  4. 4. Why it is important to vote <ul><li>You have a responsibility to vote as a citizen. </li></ul><ul><li>Where would the country be if no-one voted at all. </li></ul><ul><li>You are letting politicians do what they want if you don’t vote </li></ul><ul><li>You’d have not respect to those who died in the first and second world war. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation ultimately ended slavery in America at the end of the Civil War. </li></ul><ul><li>Jackie Robinson broke the baseball colour barrier as the first African-American to play the sport in the modern era. </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King played a big part in challenging whites and blacks to bridge the racial divide in America, when making a speech “I Have A Dream” at the Lincoln Memorial. </li></ul><ul><li>Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old Chicago boy was brutally murdered after whistling at a white woman. </li></ul>Background to black history
  6. 6. Other things on black history <ul><li>In the 17th and 18th centuries hundreds of thousands of Africans were sold into slavery in America and made to work on cotton and tobacco plantations. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1865 slavery was abolished, but black people still didn't have equal rights and had to go to separate schools, churches, and even had to play on different footie teams. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1955, this woman, Rosa Parks, sparked protests by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man - which was against the law at the time. </li></ul><ul><li>The protests were led by this man, Martin Luther King, who said he had a dream that one day black and white people in America would be able to come together as equals. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1964 the country made a huge leap forward with the introduction of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which made it illegal to treat people differently because of their race. </li></ul><ul><li>But until now, the top job has always gone to a white man, so it's a huge deal for America, and the rest of the world, that Barack Obama has become president. </li></ul>