BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA
By: Ibrahim Oyebanji, 4th period.
First Black President
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.
He wanted immigrants that came into America to become a citizen. He didn't want them to wait a long time before they are a citizen so he wanted to give them a work permit and make them a citizen.
He wanted to cut climate-warming carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants by 30 percent under 2005 levels by 2030. Obama announced a landmark deal between the U.S. and China, the world's two largest emitters of carbon, to slash greenhouse gas pollution. Though it's technically a non-binding agreement 's an important step in cutting emissions in the two biggest polluters in the world.