Barack Obama – A Brief Biography
On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama became the forty-fourth President of the United States. He was the first African American to be the President of the United States.
The Early Days…
Barack Obama grew up in Hawaii. His mother carried American origin she was known as Ann Dunham, whereas, and his father was a Kenyan named Hussein Onyango Obama.
He left Hawaii to attend college. He was the student of Columbia University and procured his law degree from the Harvard Law School. He even served the country as a community organizer in Chicago.
There he met Michelle La Vaughn Robinson; his love interest and married her in the year 1992. They had two daughters. The elder one was Malia Ann, born in 1998, and the younger daughter Natasha was born in 2001.
In 1996, Obama was elected to Illinois, and for eight long years, he served them. In 2004, he was further selected by the majority, and he entered the US Senate from Illinois. Finally, in February 2007, he got the candidacy to be the President of the States.
The Success Story
After becoming the President, Obama faced many challenges. The economy in the US was undergoing the recession phase. The US had conflicts with Iraq and Afghanistan. To make the situation a little better, Obama worked with the Congress, to improve the economic conditions, health care reform and pulled back US troops from Iraq.
In 2010, He made reforms about tax, budget and deficit. In 2012, Obama again won as the President. He then focused on immigration reform. In 2014, he refocused on the above issue as well as he took the foreign policy to the next level.
On January 20, 2017, Barack Obama left the presidency. He was at the age of fifty-five years then. Now he is playing a pivotal role in public affairs and raising funds to open Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, Illinois.