Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States. He was the first African American to be elected to the presidency, and he served two terms in office from 2009 to 2017.
Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1961. His father was a Kenyan economist, and his mother was a white American anthropologist. Obama's parents divorced when he was two years old, and he was raised by his mother and her parents.
Obama attended Columbia University and Harvard Law School. After graduating from law school, he worked as a community organizer in Chicago. In 1996, he was elected to the Illinois State Senate. He served in the state senate for eight years, and in 2004, he was elected to the U.S. Senate.
In 2007, Obama announced his candidacy for president of the United States. He won the Democratic nomination in 2008, and he defeated Republican nominee John McCain in the general election.
As president, Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act, which expanded health insurance coverage to millions of Americans. He also oversaw the end of the Iraq War and the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Obama left office in 2017 with high approval ratings. He has since written a memoir, "A Promised Land," and he has founded the Obama Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to inspire and empower young people.
Even those who disagreed with his policies recognized his composure. He earned the nickname "No Drama Obama" during his two terms as President.
Barack Obama has a unique family when compared to other Presidents of the United States.
His father was a Kenyan, and he attended the University of Hawai'i, where he met Barack Obama's mother. His mother, an American citizen, has deep roots in American History and her roots can be traced all the way back to the beginnings of the Virginia Colony.
His father was married at the same time in Kenya that he was married to Obama's mother, which in America is bigamy, but in Kenya, multiple partners are not illegal. He was never an American citizen and served within the government of Kenya.
Barack Obama married Michelle Robinson in 1992, just three years before his mother's death. the two would have two children in the late 90s and early 2000s.
Questions arose about Barack Obama's birth origins during his presidency. These notions that he was not an American citizen were false. As stated previously, his mother has deep roots in American History.
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Barack Obama Sr. (1934 - 1982) - He was originally from Kenya and attended the University of Hawai'i. He served in the Department of Transportation in Kenya. He met Barack's mother while at the University of Hawai'i.
Stanley Ann Dunham (1942 - 1995) - She married Barack Obama Sr. and divorced later. She would be a major influence on Barack Obama's healthcare reform. President Obama spoke highly of his mother and her fears of dying of Uterine Cancer at the age of 52. She was worried about medical bills, and it affected him, and he always wanted to make sure no other person had to go through that.
Michelle Robinson (1964 - Living) - The First Lady of the 44th President of the United States. Her popularity has come close to her husband since he left office. She was named the Gallup's poll most admired woman in 2020, which was her third consecutive year. She and her husband have two daughters. She is the most influential woman in the 21st century.
Malia Obama (1998 - Living) - she is the oldest daughter of President Barack Obama. She is still young and deserves privacy.
Sasha Obama (2001 - Living) - The youngest daughter of President Barack Obama. She is still young and deserves privacy.
Maya Seotoro (1970 - Living) - Barack Obama's half-sister was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. She has a half-brother and half-sister, Yusuf and Aya Soetoro, from her father's second marriage. She is married to Canadian-American Konrad Ng, with whom she has two daughters, Suhaila and Savita. Maya Soetoro-Ng is a teacher in Hawaii.