By: Ibrahim Oyebanji, 4th period.

Obamas life

Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Obama was born on August 4, 1961 (53 years old). Obama spent most of his childhood years in Honolulu, where his mother completed college after his parents divorced. Obama started a close relationship with his maternal grandparents. Obama spent his early years in Honolulu where his mom finished college. He went to University in Columbia and he went to Harvard Law School.

First Black President

On November 4, 2008, Senator Barack Obama was elected president of the United States over Senator John McCain. Obama won the Electoral College by 100 votes and the popularity by one percent.

Obama's groundbreaking election in 2008 and his re-election in 2012 has affected the nation's racial politics, proving it's possible for an African American to win the nation's highest office and raising the hopes of some black candidates.There were more people inspired to run for statewide office because of Barack Obama's success.