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  1. 1. Barack Obama The 44th president and the first African American to reach the United States of America’s highest leadership
  2. 2. Barack’s Childhood <ul><li>Barack was born August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Ann Dunham, a white American from Kansas </li></ul><ul><li>His father was Barack Obama, Sr. who was from Nyanza Province, Kenya </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Struggle <ul><li>As a young adult in high school, Barack questioned himself about his multiracial background asking himself , </li></ul><ul><li>“ Who am I?” </li></ul>
  4. 4. His Years in College and His Education <ul><li>Occidental College: studied for two years </li></ul><ul><li>Transferred to Columbia University:Majored in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations </li></ul><ul><li>1988, Barack entered Harvard Law: graduated with a J.D. or Juris Doctor </li></ul>
  5. 5. Barack Obama and His Background <ul><li>Barack Obama was the first African American to become the President of the Harvard Law Review </li></ul><ul><li>He worked as a community organizer </li></ul><ul><li>Barack also practiced as a civil rights attorney </li></ul><ul><li>He also taught Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law </li></ul>
  6. 6. Michelle Obama <ul><li>First Lady of the United States of America, preceding Laura Bush, </li></ul><ul><li>she married Barack </li></ul><ul><li>Obama, October of 1992. </li></ul><ul><li>She also graduated with </li></ul><ul><li>her Juris Doctor in 1988 </li></ul><ul><li>and first met Barack as </li></ul><ul><li>her mentee. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance <ul><li>Publisher: Three Rivers Press(1995), </li></ul><ul><li>Autobiography of Barack </li></ul><ul><li>Obama, followed by The </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity of Hope </li></ul><ul><li>Paperback, first in series </li></ul><ul><li>of two </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Audacity of Hope <ul><li>Publisher(s): Random House Inc. (2007),Crown-Three </li></ul><ul><li>Rivers Press </li></ul><ul><li>(October 17, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Hardcover print, </li></ul><ul><li>288 pages </li></ul>
  9. 9. Barack and Politics <ul><li>United States Senator from Illinois: In office January 3, 2005 to November 16, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois Senator: January 8, 1997 to November 4, 2004 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Barack’s Announcement <ul><li>On February 10 th , 2007 Senator Barack Obama declared his candidacy for president of the United States of America </li></ul><ul><li>This announcement was and always will be historic. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Race <ul><li>VS. </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Economic Crisis and Their Plan to Help <ul><li>“ I’m asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about change in Washington … I’m asking you to believe in yours.” </li></ul><ul><li>This is the heading of his economic plan. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Plan <ul><li>Provide a tax cut for working families </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a tax relief for small businesses and startups </li></ul><ul><li>Fight for fair trade </li></ul><ul><li>Jumpstart the economy </li></ul>
  14. 14. Barack’s Campaign <ul><li>During the campaign, Barack emphasized ending issues such as the Iraq War, increasing energy independence, and universal healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>On June 3, 2008 Barack </li></ul><ul><li>was announced the </li></ul><ul><li>presumptive nominee </li></ul><ul><li>for the democratic party </li></ul>
  15. 15. The General Election <ul><li>After winning the primary democratic election, he campaigned against John McCain who was the Republican nominee. </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Results <ul><li>Barack Obama and Joe Biden had 365 electoral votes and John McCain and Sarah Palin had 173. The blue states represent Democratic states and the red represent Republican. </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Inauguration
  18. 18. The Inaugural Ball
  19. 19. The Presidency <ul><li>Assumed office January 20, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President, Joe Biden </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the Democratic party </li></ul><ul><li>First lady, Michelle Obama </li></ul>
  20. 20. Current Events <ul><li>Barack nominated George Mitchell as a special envoy for the Middle East, January 22, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Hillary Clinton’s first day as Secretary of State she has nominated Richard Holbrooke as representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan </li></ul><ul><li>Barack has also announced the shutdown of Guantanamo Bay within a year </li></ul>
  21. 21. Barack Obama, The 44th President of the United States of America