Profile: Barack Obama

With his position as president of the United States coming to an end, I wanted to compose a post addressing Barack Obama in order to celebrate his position in The White House before Trump begins his first term.

Barack Hussein Obama II was born on the fourth of August in the year of 1961. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was raised by his mother and father. His father was born in Kenya and was raised herding goats in Africa, though eventually sustained a scholarship that permitted him to attend college in Hawaii. Obama Sr. interacted with his wife Ann whilst in college, and his fellow student eventually became his wife. The two divorced in 1964 when Barack was a mere two years of age, and Obama Sr. returned to Kenya shortly after divorcing Ann.

In 1965 Ann remarried and relocated to Indonesia with Barack and her second husband, Lolo Soetoro. Barack’s half-sister Maya was born in 1970 whilst the family was in Indonesia, however due to external dangers and threats within the city of Jakarta the family once again re-located to Hawaii.

 

Throughout his studies at the Punahou Academy, Barack became aware of the lack of black pupils in the school, thus triggering his passion for racial and ethnic equality. 
His biological father was killed in a car accident in 1982 when Barack was twenty-one years old.

After his high school graduation Barack enrolled in the Occidental College in Los Angeles for two years but soon transferred to Columbia University in New York City. He graduated with a degree in political science in 1983 and in 1985 moved to Chicago where he worked as a community organizer for low-income residents in the Roseland and Altgeld Gardens regions.

 

Barack enrolled in law school in 1988 at the University of Harvard where he met his current wife Michelle. After completing law school Barack returned to Chicago to practice as a civil rights lawyer in addition to teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School. In 1992 he aided in organizing voter registration drives for Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign, and on October 3rd of 1992 he and Michelle wed. Their daughters, Malia and Sasha, were born in 1998 and 2001.

Barack announced in 2007 that he would be running for president of the United States, and on November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was named the 44th president of the United States in addition to being the first African-American to hold office.

He has also published two books, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream and Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.

This information is derived from biography.com, and I encourage you to read Obama’s story and learn more about his endeavours and accomplishments.

 

 

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