44th President of the United States.
Biography Before Becoming President
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th president of the U.S, he born in born August 4, 1961, (54 years old) in Honolulu, Hawaii, As a child, Obama did not have a relationship with his father, he left the family when Obama was only 2 years old. Obama graduated from Columbia University and Harvard Law School from 1992 until 2004, Obama lived with his mother and stepfather in Indonesia, Concerned for his education, Obama's mother sent him back to Hawaii to live with her parents, In 1988, Obama enrolled at Harvard Law School, where he excelled as a student, with that also he won the elections as president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review for the academic year 1990-1991. Obama published an autobiography, "Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance" in 1995, it was so good that it even received a Grammy Award for best spoken word album in 2006, Obama's advocacy work led him to run for a seat in the Illinois State Senate, after that he ran as a Democrat and won the elections in 1996. And that's how he got involved or got the be part of something really important of the United States.
How did he became the President?
In February 2007, Obama announced that he was running as a candidate for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. He was locked in a tight battle with former first lady and then-U.S. senator from New York Hillary Clinton, On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama defeated Republican presidential nominee John McCain by 52.9 percent to 45.7 percent, as result he won the election and became the 44th president of the United States and also the first African-American to hold this office.
What did he do as president?
Thanks to Obama the FDA is now regulating tobacco, our housing for military personnel has improved, the energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources, has announced his intention to push for energy reform, has tell his intention to push for education reform, he limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to $100,000, he instituted a new focus on mortgage fraud, he has a housing rescue plan, he gave funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools, and much more stuff.
5 interesting facts about Barack Obama!
Here are some fun facts about our president!
- His first name, Barack, means "blessed" in Swahili.
- He says he hasn't liked ice cream since working at Baskin-Robbins as a teenager.
- His childhood nickname was Barry.
- He have two daughters, Malia and Natasha (they call her Sasha).
- He loves playing Scrabble.