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Barack Obama

President of the United States of America


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Barack Obama was elected as America's first black President in November 2008. His election success was marked as a significant day in American history.


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There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America.

«If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.»

«My job is not to represent Washington to you, but to represent you to Washington.»
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August 04, 1961
Barack Obama is born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Barack, an African name meaning 'blessed,' is the son of Barack Obama Sr., a black Kenyan, and Ann Dunham, a white American. His parents met while his father was a foreign student in Hawaii. They are deceased.
 
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1967
Moves to Djakarta, Indonesia when Obama's mother married Lola Soetoro, an oil executive. He returned to the United States four years later to live with his grandparents and attend Punahou School in Hawaii. He graduated from the prestigious prep school in 1979.
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1983
Graduates from Columbia University in New York City with a bachelor's degree in Political Science.
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1985
Moves to Chicago. In one of the city's toughest neighborhoods, Obama works as a community organizer for a church-based group that was helping poor residents cope with the closing of nearby manufacturing plants.
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1989
Obama is a summer intern at the corporate law firm Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago.
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1990
Elected as the first African-American President (editor) of the Harvard Law Review, the most important legal academic publication in the U.S.
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1991
Graduates with his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. Obama received a degree with the distinction magna cum laude.
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1992
Obama marries Michelle Robinson, his summer adviser at Sidley Austin. Robinson attended Princeton before going to Harvard Law School where she received her degree in 1988. She is from a black working-class South Side family. She is the Executive Director of Community Affairs at the University of Chicago Hospital.
 
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1992
Works at the civil rights law firm Davis, Miner, Barnhill and Galland in Chicago where he represented victims of housing and employment discrimination. Obama also worked on voting rights legislation for a small public-interest firm.
 
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1993
Obama was named by Crain's Chicago Business as one of "40 under 40" outstanding young leaders.
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1993 - 2004
Named Senior Lecturer at the prestigious University of Chicago Law School.
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1995
Publishes his autobiography "Dreams of My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance."
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1996 - 2003
Joins the Illinois Legislature as a State Senator representing the 13th district, which includes some of the poorest neighborhoods in the city's South Side.

While in the Illinois State Senate, Obama is named Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee. His distinguished works include passing bill to assist children and adults who cannot afford health insurance; increasing funding for AIDS prevention and care; a law requiring police to videotape interrogations for crimes punishable by the death penalty; a law requiring insurance companies to cover routine mammograms; legislation to curb racial profiling.

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1999
Daughter Malia is born.
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2000

Obama runs unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives loosing to former Black Panther and political insider Bobby Rush.

 
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2001
Daughter Sasha is born.
 
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October 2002
Obama gives a speech at an antiwar rally in Chicago. He was opposed to the invasion of Iraq saying, "I am not opposed to all wars. I am opposed to dumb wars."
 
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March 16, 2004
Wins the Senate primary for the Democratic party of Illinois. In the primary, he received 53% of the vote in a seven-person race.
 
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2005
Obama begins regular podcasts from his U.S. Senate Web site at www.obama.senate.gov/podcast
 
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January 04, 2005
Obama, a democrat, is sworn into national office as a United States Senator for Illinois.
 
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April 18, 2005
Time magazine names Obama one of "The World's Most Influential People." He is listed among other leaders and revolutionaries. This same year, the British journal New Statesman names Obama one of "10 People Who Could Change the World."
 
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October 17, 2006
Publishes "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream," which details his views of politics and his vision for the future of the U.S. government and its people.
 
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May 15, 2008
Hillary Clinton continues agitating for the "honor" and she gets a large victory in West Virginia, but still Barack Obama is taking the lead with 1891.5 delegates.
 
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August 2008
The party's candidate will be formally appointed in Denver, Colorado, by the Democratic Convention. It is predicted that Obama will be the candidate chosen by the party but, will he be able to be elected as president of the US although he has not got so much support of the working-class as Hilary?
 
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November 04, 2008
Democrat Barack Obama is elected as the first  black president of the United States of America and sweeps away the last racial barrier in American politics.
 
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January 20, 2009
Barack Obama sworns in as the 44th president of the United States of America as Michelle Obama holds the Lincoln Bible.
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