Barack  Obama The American  Dream in Action
Barack Hussein Obama was born Aug. 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii
Father <ul><li>Barack Obama, Sr., was born of Luo ethnicity in Nyanza Province, Kenya.  </li></ul><ul><li>He grew up herdi...
Mother <ul><li>Ann Dunham, grew up in Wichita, Kansas.  </li></ul><ul><li>Her father worked on oil rigs during the Depress...
Early Life
<ul><li>Parents separated before he was born, and Obama moved to Hawaii with his mother </li></ul><ul><li>When he was six ...
<ul><li>Later returned to Hawaii  </li></ul><ul><li>Raised largely by his grandparents, who were an insurance agents and a...
<ul><li>He was enrolled in the fifth grade at the esteemed Punahou Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated with honors in 1979...
The only time his father visited was when Barack was in 5 th  grade.
Road to Glory
College <ul><li>Studied at  Occidental College in Los Angeles for two years  </li></ul><ul><li>Transferred to Columbia Uni...
<ul><li>Spent four years as a community organizer in Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>After four years returned to college at Har...
Marriage <ul><li>Met Michelle Robinson, a fellow Harvard graduate in 1988 </li></ul><ul><li>Married in 1992 </li></ul>
After College <ul><li>Returned to Chicago and worked a civil rights lawyer </li></ul><ul><li>Taught at the University of C...
Senator <ul><li>Ran and won for Illinois State Senate seat in 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>Served as chairman of the Public Heal...
Keynote Speech <ul><li>Chosen to deliver a keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention </li></ul><ul><li>No...
Author Extraordinaire <ul><li>Dreams from My Father , published in 1995 is a memoir of his youth and early career. </li></...
Father Extraordinaire <ul><li>Has two daughters Malai (10) and Sasha (7) </li></ul><ul><li>They get $1 allowance a week </...
Making History <ul><li>Ran for President of the U.S. against Senator John McCain in the 2008 election </li></ul><ul><li>Wo...
100 Days of Change <ul><li>During Obama’s First 100 days in office, he… </li></ul><ul><li>ordered the closure of the Guant...
The day of reckoning has arrived, and the time to take charge of our future is here. -  Barack Obama in his first address ...
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  1. 1. Barack Obama The American Dream in Action
  2. 2. Barack Hussein Obama was born Aug. 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii
  3. 3. Father <ul><li>Barack Obama, Sr., was born of Luo ethnicity in Nyanza Province, Kenya. </li></ul><ul><li>He grew up herding goats with his own father, who was a domestic servant to the British </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mother <ul><li>Ann Dunham, grew up in Wichita, Kansas. </li></ul><ul><li>Her father worked on oil rigs during the Depression. </li></ul><ul><li>Dunham’s mother went to work on a bomber assembly line. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Early Life
  6. 6. <ul><li>Parents separated before he was born, and Obama moved to Hawaii with his mother </li></ul><ul><li>When he was six Obama’s mother remarried an Indonesian oil manager and they moved to Jakarta </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Later returned to Hawaii </li></ul><ul><li>Raised largely by his grandparents, who were an insurance agents and a furniture salesman. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>He was enrolled in the fifth grade at the esteemed Punahou Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated with honors in 1979 </li></ul><ul><li>He was only one of three black students at the school </li></ul>
  9. 9. The only time his father visited was when Barack was in 5 th grade.
  10. 10. Road to Glory
  11. 11. College <ul><li>Studied at  Occidental College in Los Angeles for two years </li></ul><ul><li>Transferred to Columbia University in New York, and Graduated in 1983 with a degree in political science. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Spent four years as a community organizer in Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>After four years returned to college at Harvard </li></ul><ul><li>Became first black President of the Harvard Review </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1991 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Marriage <ul><li>Met Michelle Robinson, a fellow Harvard graduate in 1988 </li></ul><ul><li>Married in 1992 </li></ul>
  14. 14. After College <ul><li>Returned to Chicago and worked a civil rights lawyer </li></ul><ul><li>Taught at the University of Chicago Law School. </li></ul><ul><li>Helped organize voter registration drives during Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Senator <ul><li>Ran and won for Illinois State Senate seat in 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>Served as chairman of the Public Health and Welfare Committee. </li></ul><ul><li>After serving eight years, was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate </li></ul>
  16. 16. Keynote Speech <ul><li>Chosen to deliver a keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention </li></ul><ul><li>Noted Line- “T here's not a liberal America and a conservative America; there's the United States of America.” </li></ul><ul><li>Increased status and popularity </li></ul>
  17. 17. Author Extraordinaire <ul><li>Dreams from My Father , published in 1995 is a memoir of his youth and early career. </li></ul><ul><li>The Audacity of Hope , published in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Won a Grammy for the Audio book of Dreams from My Father </li></ul>
  18. 18. Father Extraordinaire <ul><li>Has two daughters Malai (10) and Sasha (7) </li></ul><ul><li>They get $1 allowance a week </li></ul>
  19. 19. Making History <ul><li>Ran for President of the U.S. against Senator John McCain in the 2008 election </li></ul><ul><li>Won by 192 electoral votes </li></ul><ul><li>First African American elected President </li></ul>
  20. 20. 100 Days of Change <ul><li>During Obama’s First 100 days in office, he… </li></ul><ul><li>ordered the closure of the Guantanamo Bay military prison and a troop withdrawal from Iraq </li></ul><ul><li>extended healthcare coverage to millions of children </li></ul><ul><li>ousted the head of General Motors </li></ul><ul><li>moved to ease tensions with Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>set aside huge tracts of wilderness for federal protection </li></ul>
  21. 21. The day of reckoning has arrived, and the time to take charge of our future is here. - Barack Obama in his first address to Congress

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