Barack Obama is an ex-politician, attorney and author and the president of United States of America. He served as the 44th president, form 2009 to 2017. Prior to that, he was constitutional law professor, civil rights lawyer, and state senator. Obama as, a president, was the mastermind behind plethora of significant pieces of legislation , notably the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and the Affordable Care Unit Act, popularly known as “Obamacare.
Barack Hussein Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Hawaii to Barack Obama, Sir and Ann Dunham. His father was an economist and his mother was an anthropologist.
The couple separated in 1964 and Obama, Sr. returned to Kenya, his native country. Obama with his mother, shifted to Jakarta in 1967. Ann had to travel for work, and so, at the age of 10, Obama was sent to Hawaii to live with his grandparents.
After school, Obama joined Occidental College. He gave his first public speech there, for which he was highly appreciated. In 1981, Obama transferred to Columbia University and graduated with a degree in English literature and political science. In 1988, Obama took admission at Harvard Law School, where he became the first black president of Harvard Law review.
After graduating from Harvard, Obama worked at Business International Corporation. Later, he took up a job at the New York Public interest Research Group, a non- partisan political organization. While working, Obama wrote his memoir, Dreams of My Father, which was highly appreciated by readers and critics alike.
During the next twelve years, Obama worked as a community organizer and a teacher of constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School. In 1997, Obama made his started his political career as a member of the Illinois state senate. He supported bipartite efforts to improve healthcare and increase tax credits for children.
Due to his diligence and hard work, he was re-elected to the state senate. In 2005, Obama became a US senator. As a senator, Obama sponsored legislation to support victims of Hurricane Katrina, ensure to safety of consumer products, and reduce the incidence of homelessness among veterans.
During the same time, he wrote his second book, the Audacity of hope, which also became a New York Times Bestseller.
In 2007, Obama stood against Hilary Clinton in the Democratic Party presidential primaries. Obama won this primary race and made ending the Iraq War and Passing healthcare reform his primary campaign issues. He then won the presidential election against John McCain with 365 electoral vote and 52% of the popular vote.
Within his first 100 days as the president Obama launched the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a legislation designed to address and migrate the worst effects of the great recession of 2008.
Under the Recovery Act, vast sums of money were injected into the economy via tax incentives, incentives for infrastructure development, scientific research, and aid for low- income workers. Leading economist agreed that the initiative reduced the level of unemployment and was an aid in helping the economy grows.
In March 2010, Obama designed the patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It was initiated to ensure that every American could get health insurance at subsidized prices.
On September 11, 2011, Obama successfully commanded Operation Neptune Spear, in Pakistan, which sought to kill Osama Bin Laden.
In 2012, Obama stood for re- election, centering the campaign around social issues, notably health care and social security. In November 2012, Obama defeated his opponent, Mitt Romney. In his second term, Obama Initiated negotiations with Iran, which eventually led to a nuclear deal with the Middle Eastern country.
In 2012, Obama signed several executive orders to reduce gun violence, especially after the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook elementary school in December 2012. At the White House, Obama said “if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there is even one life that can be saved, then we’ve got obligation to try.
On October 03, 1992, Obama got married to Michelle LaVaugan Robinson. They have two daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama.
Barrack Obama was a People’s president. Hundreds of thousands came to witness his re-election to the president’s office. The true impact and significance of his presidency will be understood, in its entirety, in the years to come.