Biography: Barack Obama
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Born in 1961, in
Honolulu,
Hawaii, Barack
Obama is the
44th and current
president of the
United States.

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His Yesteryears…

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He was born to Ann Dunham,
an American anthropologist,
and Barack Obama, Sr. who
was a Kenyan senior
governmental economis...
Obama Sr. met fellow student Ann Dunham and both fell in
love while studying at the University of Hawaii in Manoa.

They s...
However, Barack’s
parents got
officially separated
several months
later and then
divorced in 1964,
when he was just 2
year...
A year later
Ann Dunham
married Lolo
Soetoro, an
East–West
Center student
from
Indonesia.

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However, several incidents took place in Indonesia which Ann
afraid of her son’s safety and education. So, she sent him to...
Excelling in
School

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Obama excelled in
basketball and
graduated with
academic honors.
But being one of
the three black
students at the
school, ...
He later described how he struggled to reconcile social perceptions of his
multiracial heritage with his own sense of self...
It was in 1982, Obama Sr. met a
fatal accident, to which Barack
Obama said "At the time of his
death, my father remained a...
He visited relatives in
Kenya, which also
included an
emotional visit to the
graves of his
biological father and
paternal ...
Obama returned
from Kenya with
a sense of
renewal, entering
Harvard Law
School in 1988.

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And, in the next year, he met Michelle
Robinson, an associate at the Chicago law
firm of Sidley Austin.

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It was in the autumn of 1982, when both Michelle and Barack tied wedding
knot and moved to Chicago's South Side. Several y...
Entry into Illinois Politics
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Obama's advocacy work led him to run for a
seat in the Illinois State Senate.

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U.S. Senate Career
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Later, Obama decided to run for
the U.S. Senate open seat.

In the 2004 Democratic primary, he won 52 percent of
the vote,...
Making Way for Presidential Elections

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In 2007, he was locked in a tight battle with Hillary Clinton and
main opponent being Republican contender, John McCain.
F...
Historical Significance

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Barack Obama made history as he was
the first African-American nominated
by a major party and won the
presidency of the Un...
Congratulations to Barack
Obama on winning for the
second time!

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  1. 1. Biography: Barack Obama http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/news-images/Getty_050212_YoungBarackObama.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1336004345718
  2. 2. Born in 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States. http://www.zitecode.com/upload/Barry%20Obama%20Was%20Once%20Notorious%20For%20Smoking%20Pot.png
  3. 3. His Yesteryears… http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3604/3469721064_d275bbd2c9.jpg
  4. 4. He was born to Ann Dunham, an American anthropologist, and Barack Obama, Sr. who was a Kenyan senior governmental economist. http://thisrecording.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/28585927.jpg http://www.biography.com/imported/images/Biography/Images/Profiles/D/Ann-Dunham-434238-1-402.jpg
  5. 5. Obama Sr. met fellow student Ann Dunham and both fell in love while studying at the University of Hawaii in Manoa. They soon married on February 2, 1961, giving birth to Barack Obama six months later. http://johnharding.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/13739513_BG5.jpg
  6. 6. However, Barack’s parents got officially separated several months later and then divorced in 1964, when he was just 2 years old. http://www.redstatereport.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/obama-sad.jpg
  7. 7. A year later Ann Dunham married Lolo Soetoro, an East–West Center student from Indonesia. http://www.barackobama.net/pictures/barack-obama-stepfather.jpg
  8. 8. However, several incidents took place in Indonesia which Ann afraid of her son’s safety and education. So, she sent him to stay with his maternal grandparents. And, he was later joined by the mother and half-sister (from the second father). http://thisrecording.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/28585960.jpg http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpf1d5vKjY1qzs882o4_1280.jpg
  9. 9. Excelling in School http://hoopedia.nba.com/images/8/87/BarackObamaHS.jpg
  10. 10. Obama excelled in basketball and graduated with academic honors. But being one of the three black students at the school, he became conscious of racism. http://thisrecording.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/28585963.jpg
  11. 11. He later described how he struggled to reconcile social perceptions of his multiracial heritage with his own sense of self: "I began to notice there was nobody like me in the Sears, Roebuck Christmas catalog ... and that Santa was a white man," he also said "I went to the bathroom and stood in front of the mirror with all my senses and limbs seemingly intact, looking the way I had always looked, and wondered if something was wrong with me." http://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/obama-thinking.jpg
  12. 12. It was in 1982, Obama Sr. met a fatal accident, to which Barack Obama said "At the time of his death, my father remained a myth to me," he later said, "both more and less than a man." http://www.carinsurance.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Barack_Obama_Sr.jpg http://www.5cense.com/images/Kisumu/02_father_obama_grave.jpg
  13. 13. He visited relatives in Kenya, which also included an emotional visit to the graves of his biological father and paternal grandfather. "For a long time I sat between the two graves and wept," Obama said. http://cdn.madamenoire.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/71935.jpg
  14. 14. Obama returned from Kenya with a sense of renewal, entering Harvard Law School in 1988. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mLvmwb_jlxQ/TStrGQirY_I/AAAAAAAAAEU/5IG_eZT8w5Y/s1600/obama-at-law-school.jpg
  15. 15. And, in the next year, he met Michelle Robinson, an associate at the Chicago law firm of Sidley Austin. http://www.elle.com/cm/elle/images/wD/elle-november-letters-from-the-first-lady--michelle-obama-1112-xln-mdn.jpg http://img.timeinc.net/time/quotes/2009/01/0112_obama_harvard.jpg
  16. 16. It was in the autumn of 1982, when both Michelle and Barack tied wedding knot and moved to Chicago's South Side. Several years later they were blessed with two daughters- Malia (born 1998) and Sasha (born 2001). http://www.barackobama.net/pictures/barack-obama-family.jpg
  17. 17. Entry into Illinois Politics http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/files/2012/10/obama-top.jpg
  18. 18. Obama's advocacy work led him to run for a seat in the Illinois State Senate. http://i0.mail.com/326/1600326,h=425,pd=1,w=620/barack-obama.jpg
  19. 19. U.S. Senate Career http://www2.timesdispatch.com/mgmedia/image/full/265487/obama-2012/
  20. 20. Later, Obama decided to run for the U.S. Senate open seat. In the 2004 Democratic primary, he won 52 percent of the vote, defeating multimillionaire businessman Blair Hull and Illinois Comptroller Daniel Hynes. http://www.kingsacademy.com/mhodges/03_The-World-since-1900/15_Bush-Jr+Obama/pictures/2004_Obama-DNC-keynote-address.jpg
  21. 21. Making Way for Presidential Elections http://lathangoumas.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/obama-rally-4.jpg
  22. 22. In 2007, he was locked in a tight battle with Hillary Clinton and main opponent being Republican contender, John McCain. Finally, Obama won with more than 270 electoral votes. http://media.salon.com/2008/03/let_em_duke_it_out.jpg http://shanghaiist.com/attachments/shang_kenneth/john-mccain.jpeg
  23. 23. Historical Significance http://cache.jezebel.com/assets/images/39/2008/05/medium_futile.jpg
  24. 24. Barack Obama made history as he was the first African-American nominated by a major party and won the presidency of the United States. http://mauialmanac.com/img/bo-victory.jpg
  25. 25. Congratulations to Barack Obama on winning for the second time! http://www.anthonyhays.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/barack_obama_2012_44.jpg

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