Barack Obam The President Of The United States Of America

1648 Words Nov 5th, 2014 7 Pages
As the country took a collective breath on November 4th, 2008 it was announced that Barack H. Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee from Chicago Illinois, had defeated his Republican opponent John S. McCain. Barack Obama was sworn into office on Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 as the 44th president of the United States of America. In president Obamas inaugural address on that day he references the economy, energy, foreign policy, health care, and education as critical issues that plagued our country during 2009. Those five key points are some of the most important things on Obamas agenda he tries to tackle in his first 100 days in office. In an address to the joint session of congress President Barack Obama speaks of the issue’s in the economy “directly” and “frankly;” reassuring congress that “while our economy may be weakened and our confidence shaken; though we are living through difficult and uncertain times, tonight I want every American to know this: “We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before.” This promise of economic growth is set to the test as the Obama administration entered into a progressively declining economy towards the end of 2008, which railroaded into January. The Obama camp faced payroll employment declines, increased unemployment rate that climbed to 7.6%, up 2.7 percentage points from its December 2007 level, the loss of 3.8 million jobs by January 2009, falling industrial production, a…
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