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Welcome, President Barack Obama

Barack Obama, the American President 2008The Democratic America’s First black president, Barack Obama has conquered the US elections 2008, beating Republican candidate, Senator John McCain. This is a special tribute to the great man.

The 47-year-old US president was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4th, 1961. He is the first African-American president of the United States of America.

The Timeline of the President

1961, August 4: Born in Hawaii to Barack Hussain Obama Sr., and Ann Dunham.

1967: Divorce of Obama’s parents and Ann Dunham married Lolo Soetoro, with whom Obama and she moved to Indonesia.

1971-1979: Obama came back to Honolulu and attended his schooling there, until he graduated in 1979. During his schooling, Obama used Marijuana and Cocaine and he described this as his greatest sin.

1982: Obama’s father, Barack Obama Sr., died in a motor accident.

1983: Obama graduates with a BA in political science and specialization in international relations from the Columbia University.

1984: Worked for the Business International Corporation, a publishing and advisory firm dedicated to offshore American companies.

1985–1988: Moved to Chicago and became the director of the Developing Communities Project (DCP).

1988–end: Entered Harvard Law School, and was elected as an editor of Harvard Law Review within his first year there due to his academic and personal excellence.

1989–90: Worked as a summer-associate for law firms, Sidley & Austin and Hopkins & Sutter.
While working in Sidley, Obama met his wife-to-be, Michelle Robinson and started dating her.

1991: Graduated from Harvard with a Juris Doctor (JD), the professional doctorate in law.

1992 April–October: Headed a non-profit organization, Project Vote, which resulted in enrolling nearly 400,000 Afro-American in the state.

1992–2004: Taught Constitutional Law at University of Chicago Law School.

1992: Became member of the board of directors of Public Allies, a non-profit, non-partisan, taxpayer-funded organization for the leadership development of youths.

1993: Joined Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, a law firm specializing in civil rights litigation.

1994–2002: Served in the board of directors of Woods Fund Chicago, a private independent charity in Chicago, and also in the board of directors of the Joyce Foundation, another charity.

1995: Obama’s mother died of ovarian cancer.

1995–2002: Became chairman of Chicago Anneberg Challenge.

1997–2004: Served in Illinois Senate for three terms.

1998: Malia Ann, Obama’s first daughter was born.

2001: His second daughter, Natasha was born.

January 2003: Announced his campaign to the US Senate.

March 2004: His primary victory in the campaign.

July 2004: Keynote address at the Democratic National Convention.

November 2004: Elected to the Senate with 70 per cent of votes.

February 2007: Announced presidential campaign.

November 4, 2008: Wins the presidential election.

January 20, 2009: Becomes the 44th US President.

Highlights of Barack Obama

  • First ever black American president, with Islamic, non-pure-American ancestry
  • Opposed the Iraq War, and the execution of his namesake, Saddam Hussein
  • Is against all nuclear weapons and plans to make budget cuts on new weaponry
  • Suggests ways to optimize the income tax system
  • Obama campaign raised 58 million dollars in the first half of 2007, which is a record
  • In Jan 2008, his campaign raised 36 million dollars, which is the highest ever in a month
  • Obama has written and published several books

Books by Barack Obama

Here are the books that Obama wrote and published. All best sellers now:
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The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American DreamBarack Obama's books

Await for the next post with some videos.

Thanks to Wikipedia Article on Obama
Barack Obama Official Website


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