|Full Name||Barack Hussein Obama II|
|DOB||August 4, 1961|
Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He is an American politician, lawyer, and author. Obama was the first African-American president of the United States and a member of the Democratic Party. From 2005 to 2008, he was a United States senator from Illinois, and from 1997 to 2004, he was an Illinois state senator.
Barack Obama was born in the Honolulu, Hawaii. He worked as a community organizer in Chicago after graduating from Columbia University in 1983. He entered Harvard Law School in 1988 and served as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. He worked as a civil rights attorney and an academic after graduation, teaching constitutional law at the University Of Chicago Law School from 1992 until 2004.
Obama was nominated for president by the Democratic Party in 2008, a year after launching his campaign and following a close primary race against Hillary Clinton. Obama was inaugurated alongside his running mate Joe Biden on January 20, 2009, after defeating Republican contender John McCain in the general election. He was selected the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize recipient nine months later, a choice that received both praise and controversy.
Barack Obama Early life
Obama’s father, Barack Obama, Sr., grew up as a young goatherd in rural Kenya, got a scholarship to study in the United States, and finally rose through the Kenyan government ranks to become a senior economist. S. Ann Dunham, Obama’s mother, grew up in Kansas, Texas, and Washington state before settling in Honolulu with her family.
Barack Sr. left to study at Harvard University when Obama was two years old, and Ann and Barack Sr. separated shortly after. Ann later remarried, this time to another international student from Indonesia, Lolo Soetoro, with whom she had a second child, Maya. Obama lived in Jakarta with his half sister, mother, and stepfather for several years.
In 1971, he returned to Hawaii and lived in a small apartment, sharing it with his grandparents and mother on occasion. His mother used government food handouts for a short time, although the family usually lived in the middle class.
Obama spent two years at Occidental College in suburban Los Angeles before transferring to Columbia University in New York City to earn a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1983. Obama grew intellectually at college and for a few years afterward, influenced by professors who pushed him to take his studies more seriously. He lived an ascetic life, reading books by William Shakespeare, Friedrich Nietzsche, Toni Morrison, and others.
After working for a few years as a writer and editor for Business International Corp., a Manhattan-based research, publishing, and consulting organization, he moved to Chicago’s predominantly destitute Far South Side in 1985 to work as a community organizer.Obama moved to Chicago after earning his law degree and became involved in the Democratic Party.
Project Vote, a voter registration operation that helped Democrat Bill Clinton win Illinois and the president in 1992, is credited with registering tens of thousands of African Americans. Obama wrote and released his first book at this time Dreams from My Father (1995) is a memoir about Obama’s quest for multiracial identity via the lives of his now-deceased father and extended family in Kenya.
Barack Obama Presidency Career
On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States. Obama issued executive orders and presidential memoranda in his first few days in office, urging the US military to begin plans to withdraw troops from Iraq. He ordered the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay to be closed, but Congress blocked it by refusing to appropriate the necessary funding and refusing to move any Guantanamo detainees.
Obama loosened the restrictions on presidential records’ secrecy. He also repealed President George W. Bush’s reinstatement of President Ronald Reagan’s Mexico City policy, which barred federal funding for international family planning groups that perform or provide abortion counseling.
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 was Obama’s first bill, and it relaxed the statute of limitations for equal-pay claims. He reauthorized the State Children’s Health Insurance Program five days later, expanding coverage to an additional four million uninsured children. Obama rescinded a Bush-era policy that barred funding for embryonic stem cell research in March 2009, promising to create “tight limits” on the research.
Barack Obama established the White House Council on Women and Girls, which was part of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, on March 11, 2009, with a broad mandate to advise him on issues relating to the welfare of American women and girls. It was established by Executive Order 13506 with a broad mandate to advise him on issues relating to the welfare of American women and girls.
Barack Obama Environmental Policy
On April 20, 2010, an explosion at the Macondo Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico destroyed an offshore drilling rig, resulting in a large persistent oil flow. Following a study by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and parallel Congressional hearings, Obama visited the Gulf, announced a federal inquiry, and appointed a bipartisan panel to recommend new safety measures. Following that, he declared a six-month embargo on new deepwater drilling permits and leases, awaiting regulatory scrutiny.
Barack Obama raised doubts in July 2013, stating that he “would reject the Keystone XL pipeline if it increases carbon pollution greenhouse emissions.” Obama vetoed a measure authorizing the pipeline on February 24, 2015. It was Obama’s third veto of the presidency and his first significant veto. Obama used the 1953 Outer Continental Shelf Act to indefinitely ban new offshore oil and gas drilling in most US-owned seas in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans in December 2016.
Barack Obama Foreign Policy
In February and March 2009, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made separate overseas trips to announce a “new era” in US foreign relations with Russia and Europe, using the terms “break” and “reset” to signal significant changes from the preceding administration’s policies.
Obama intended to reach out to Arab leaders by giving his first interview to Al Arabiya, an Arab satellite television network. On March 19, Obama expanded his outreach to the Muslim world by delivering a New Year’s video address to the people and government of Iran. Obama delivered a speech at Cairo University in Egypt on June 4, 2009, advocating for “A New Beginning” in relations between the Islamic world and the United States and encouraging Middle East peace.
Barack Obama authorized a drone operation in Yemen in 2011 that targeted and killed Anwar al-Awlaki. Awlaki was a Muslim imam from the United States who was accused of being an Al-Qaeda organizer and supporter. Awlaki became the first American citizen to be targeted and killed by a US drone strike without the benefit of due process. The assassination sparked widespread outrage and may have boosted Awlaki’s power.
His adolescent son and small daughter, both Americans, were later murdered in separate US military operations, though they were not intentionally targeted.Obama claimed in March 2015 that he had authorized US soldiers to give logistical and intelligence support to the Saudis during their military action in Yemen, establishing a “Joint Planning Cell” with Saudi Arabia. In 2016, the Obama administration proposed a $115 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia.
Barack Obama Personal Life
In a 2006 interview, Barack Obama emphasized the diversity of his extended family, saying, “It’s like a little mini-United Nations.” “I have cousins who resemble Bernie Mac, and I have relatives who resemble Margaret Thatcher.” Obama was raised by a half-sister, and he has seven more half-siblings from his Kenyan father’s family, six of whom are still alive.
Obama is a Chicago White Sox fan, and he threw out the first pitch in the 2005 ALCS while still a senator. In 2009, while donning a White Sox jacket, he threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the All-Star Game. He is also a Chicago Bears football fan in the NFL, but was a Pittsburgh Steelers supporter in his infancy and adolescence, and rooted for them ahead of their Super Bowl XLIII triumph 12 days after he entered office. Obama invited the 1985 Chicago Bears to the White House in 2011; the squad had not been since their Super Bowl victory in 1986 due to the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
Top 10 Motivational Quotes by Barack Obama
- “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
- “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”
- “A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.”
- “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”
- “Nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.”
- “Our stories may be singular, but our destination is shared.”
- “No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your ‘religious freedom’. If you don’t like birth control, don’t use it. Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs.”
- Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.
- “We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found. They must be pursued and they must be defeated.”
- 10″It’s not enough to train today’s workforce. We also have to prepare tomorrow’s workforce by guaranteeing every child access to a world-class education.” -Barack Obama