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Barack Obama Influence

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Despite the lack of success in the Obama family at the time, they valued education and this attitude motivated a young Barack Obama to apply to and enroll in top tier universities. Following a brief stint at Occidental College in California, Obama moved his education to Columbia University and majored in Political Science specifically in International Relations. He obtained a diploma from Columbia in 1983 and following that he attended Hared Law School, where he was elected the first African- American President of the Harvard Law Review. His education would continue to influence him within his early career both as a community organizer in the South Side of Chicago and as a law instructor at the University of Chicago. He also then worked at
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