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Barack Obama was born in Honolulu Hawaii on August 4th, 1961. He is the first African American to be president. His father was Kenyan and his mother American.
From 1997 to 2006 he was a member of the Illinois Senate; he was the Senator for Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and then the forty-fourth President from 2009 to 2017. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.
He focused on the economy as America was facing the worst recession since the Great Depression. He supported education, environment, health care, and foreign policy. He did not support certain aspects of the Patriot Act, international energy policies, and minimal gun control. He oversaw the termination of Osama bin Laden (orchestrator of 9/11), passed the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), signed a treaty with Iran to limit nuclear weapons, and resumed relations with Cuba.
After leaving the office he and his wife Michelle founded the Obama Foundation. Many presidents have done this. Their mission is to help and inspire change. They are building an Obama Presidential Center in Chicago and plan to put their efforts into helping the city. On an international level, they are helping leaders in Africa and Asia-Pacific to provide aid where needed.
About the Office. (n.d.). The Office of Barack and Michelle Obama. Retrieved July 26, 2020, from https://barackobama.com/about/
Barack Obama. (n.d.). The White House Historical Association. Retrieved July 26, 2020, from https://www.whitehousehistory.org/bios/barack-obama
Our Mission. (n.d.). Obama Foundation. Retrieved July 26, 2020, from https://www.obama.org/mission/