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Barack Obama

Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was born to a bi-racial couple. His father was an immigrant from Kenya. His mother was from Kansas. When he was two years old, his parents separated later divorcing. His father remarried and relocated the family to Jakarta, Indonesia. His mother had some concerns for his safety and education, so at the age of 10, Barak was sent to live with grandparents in Hawaii. Barack Obama grew up in a middle-class upbringing with a strong sense of family and the value of education.

Through his adolescence, he struggled with the absence of his father. He was uncertain personal and racial identity. His father’s failed aspirations and absence became a cautionary tale of life for him. Obama has been quoted saying “Every man is either trying to live up to his father’s expectations or making up his mistakes.”

Excelling in school and basketball, he graduated High school from Pun haw academy in 1979 with honors. He then went on to attend Columbia University. He graduated with a degree in political science. In 1988, he attended Harvard Law School.

While at Harvard, he met his wife, Michelle. They settled down in Chicago, where Obama practiced as a civil rights lawyer. This is where he began his political career. He began a helping as an organized for registration drive during Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign. In, 2000, Obama made an unsuccessful Democratic primary run for the U.S. House of Representatives. Obama began his political career as a State Senator in 2004. On January 20, 2009, Obama became the 44th President of the United States. He is the first African-American

president. For all his efforts to improve foreign policy, the aid of the taking down the pirates off the coast of Somalia, preparing the nation foe the Swine Flu, He was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.…...

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