Obama 's First African American President Of The United States

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Barack Hussein Obama Jr, the first African American President of the United States, was born on August the 4th 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Obama’s birth is considered as an important turning point for African American’s in history, he was the first African American to serve as a United States president. Barack Obama is currently the 44th president of the United States. He was raised in a middle class family with education being the core of their lives and had very noble values. Obama was a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, he was elected the first African-American editor of the Harvard Law Review. Obama met Michelle Robinson in 1989 in Chicago’s law firm of Sidley Austin as a summer associate and not too long after that they began to date. Obama was a civil rights attorney, community organizer in Chicago where he helped rebuild communities that was devastated by the closure of the local street plants and a teacher at University of Chicago Law School before pursuing a political career. The time Obama spent helping rebuild the communities he that this time of his life “the best education I ever had, better than anything I got at Harvard Law School” (1). For Obama, he explains that from that experience is what contributed to finding his identity and forming the path that he has taken whilst in the white house. Barack Obama won the election in November 4th 2008 and then took office on January the 20th 2009, these two dates were significant days for America.
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