The Life of Barack Obama

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Published on November 9, 2012

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Biography: Barack Obama: Biography: Barack Obama PowerPoint Presentation: Born in 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States. His Yesteryears…: His Yesteryears… PowerPoint Presentation: He was born to Ann Dunham, an American anthropologist, and Barack Obama, Sr. who was a Kenyan senior governmental economist. PowerPoint Presentation: Obama Sr. met fellow student Ann Dunham and both fell in love while studying at the University of Hawaii in Manoa. They soon married on February 2, 1961, giving birth to Barack Obama six months later. PowerPoint Presentation: However, Barack’s parents got officially separated several months later and then divorced in 1964, when he was just 2 years old. PowerPoint Presentation: A year later Ann Dunham married Lolo Soetoro, an East–West Center student from Indonesia. PowerPoint Presentation: However, several incidents took place in Indonesia which Ann afraid of her son’s safety and education. So, she sent him to stay with his maternal grandparents. And, he was later joined by the mother and half-sister (from the second father). Excelling in School: Excelling in School PowerPoint Presentation: Obama excelled in basketball and graduated with academic honors. But being one of the three black students at the school, he became conscious of racism. PowerPoint Presentation: He later described how he struggled to reconcile social perceptions of his multiracial heritage with his own sense of self: "I began to notice there was nobody like me in the Sears, Roebuck Christmas catalog ... and that Santa was a white man," he also said "I went to the bathroom and stood in front of the mirror with all my senses and limbs seemingly intact, looking the way I had always looked, and wondered if something was wrong with me." PowerPoint Presentation: It was in 1982, Obama Sr. met a fatal accident, to which Barack Obama said "At the time of his death, my father remained a myth to me," he later said, "both more and less than a man." PowerPoint Presentation: He visited relatives in Kenya, which also included an emotional visit to the graves of his biological father and paternal grandfather. "For a long time I sat between the two graves and wept," Obama said. PowerPoint Presentation: Obama returned from Kenya with a sense of renewal, entering Harvard Law School in 1988. PowerPoint Presentation: And, in the next year, he met Michelle Robinson, an associate at the Chicago law firm of Sidley Austin. PowerPoint Presentation: It was in the autumn of 1982, when both Michelle and Barack tied wedding knot and moved to Chicago's South Side. Several years later they were blessed with two daughters- Malia (born 1998) and Sasha (born 2001). Entry into Illinois Politics: Entry into Illinois Politics http://blogs.the-american-in PowerPoint Presentation: Obama's advocacy work led him to run for a seat in the Illinois State Senate.,h=425,pd=1,w=620/barack-obama.jpg U.S. Senate Career: U.S. Senate Career PowerPoint Presentation: Later, Obama decided to run for the U.S. Senate open seat. In the 2004 Democratic primary, he won 52 percent of the vote, defeating multimillionaire businessman Blair Hull and Illinois Comptroller Daniel Hynes. Making Way for Presidential Elections: Making Way for Presidential Elections PowerPoint Presentation: In 2007, he was locked in a tight battle with Hillary Clinton and main opponent being Republican contender, John McCain. Finally, Obama won with more than 270 electoral votes. Historical Significance: Historical Significance PowerPoint Presentation: Barack Obama made history as he was the first African-American nominated by a major party and won the presidency of the United States. Congratulations to Barack Obama on winning for the second time!: Congratulations to Barack Obama on winning for the second time!

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