President Barack Obama did many things to get to the positions he is at now.” Obama himself struggled with his mixed-race identity and sought to figure out how he fit in with the rest of the world”(Source B). He also had many problems growing up and many complications to get through school since he didn’t have much money. But Obama showed great appreciation for the things he had. He went out in his community becoming a great leader. Not only did he go out in his community and be a leader, But he showed great leadership, as a senate and as a president.Barack Obama was more than just an ordinary President, but he showed great leadership, hard work and cared for others than himself.
When we look at America’s history, we see a past filled with slavery, racism, segregation and discrimination, ironically enough, the white house was built by slaves! This is an extremely significant feat since this gives minority children that bit of hope that they can achieve anything they want. People of other countries see us in a different light since a person of color now holds the highest ranking position in the country, a country that is arguably the most powerful country in the world. Obama ran a very good campaign in which he had to endure lots of challenges and he should be recognized a successful man.
There was three ways “A Dream Fulfilled: The Story Barack Obama” impressed me. One way he impressed me, was how he handle being biracial at the time period of the civil rights movement. Barack having a Kenyan Father and a White American Mother during the middle of the civil rights movement. For example, the book describes Barack resist being a racist himself because at this time everyone is pointing fingers at each other. He stays clear and still be accepting to other. Another way he impressed me, that he’s genuinely wants to help people. He was just in it to become president for selfish reasons. For example, he was a community organizer. The job has low pay and work with stubborn people. He accepted this job because he truly wanted to help
The election of Barack Obama as the president of the United States surprised Americans as much as it did the world. The first African American and non-white to be in the White House, Barack Obama symbolized a major historical event, another step-forward toward racial equality in the history of America. Civil rights activists, experts in the racial conflict of the U.S., and many liberal citizens believed that Obama’s election means the realization of the ideas of black civil rights leaders, the completion of the Civil Rights Movement, the beginning of a post-racial society, and the downfall of
In my opinion, with Barrack Obama being elected was a way of introducing equality and showing society that we too as African Americans can do great things. We came along ways from slavery days and things are different. We are the same and equal in this free state., the great United States of America.
There are many flaws in the actions of the President of the United States using executive action to shape policies for the United States, but congress plays a major role in the reasons why there are so many issues pertaining to the use of executive action. Another flaw is that it is not spelled out in the constitution that the president is allowed to bypass congress on any issues that are not attended to. Congress makes a huge fuss about the president executing his executive actions but congress is the one from the beginning that granted that right to him in the first place. The presidents use of executive action on issues, that when applied, bypasses congress. Executive Actions are used to remedy a fundamental lack of action by congress
Obama was a charming politician with a stunning family and new agenda when coming into the office. He was a breath of fresh political air, ushering in a new way of thinking about the
When people vote for the President of the United States every 4 years, some of the key qualities they look for include strong leadership, strong relations with the public and someone who is able to handle both domestic and international challenges. Ever since our founding fathers wrote the Constitution in the summer of 1787, the American people have looked to the president to lead the public in the right direction and to provide strong leadership in times of crisis and war. Of course, a president’s governing style varies and is usually dependent on the times. For instance, President Bill Clinton was both a “director of change” who led others where they would otherwise not go and a “facilitator of change” who helped others go where they would want to go anyways. As a matter of fact, Clinton was inclined to partake in both of these governing styles, since he initially learned from the painful experience of being the least popular president in the history of polling during his 100 days of office. For this reason, his governing style aimed towards gaining the approval of the public so that he could engage in leadership by facilitation. In particular, this multi-faceted governing style was greatly utilized during his reelection campaign in 1995 and 1996. During those years, Clinton used pollsters to survey voters on various domestic policies that might’ve been of particular interest to them. Once Clinton identified which domestic policies were of highest interest to the voters,
The president is the most important job in the United States. Not the ruler of the United States ,but have some power over the country. The president of the United States is a person who symbolize the country and leads the country by making decisions of what is the best thing to do. The president needs to know about the past history such as the conflict of World War I and II and different events that led to violence in our own country. The president of the United States needs to know how the system of the government works and different problems that have been happening right now such as immigration, terrorism and hunger. The president needs to have the people votes so that he or she could be able to have the position of being the president
The President of the United States has a very important, and no doubt, stressful job. Yet not a king, the President carries multiple job titles which include, but not limited to: chief of state, chief executive, chief legislator, and commander in chief. Harry Truman (33rd U.S. President), displayed to the whole world his role as commander in chief, when he made the decision to drop two atomic bombs on Japan, in April of the year 1945. President Truman’s actions and reasons for the bombings showed that he used a utilitarianism view, as the bases of his decision.
I remember when President Obama was first elected while I was in the 5th grade and many do not truly understand how he has positively impacted Americans in many different way. He is essentially the first president that I grew up with while understanding American Politics. He grew as a role model to many minorities who have long believed that there would never be an African American President. He brought hope, change, and prosperity to a country that was nearing a recession when he attained the presidency. Many have repetitively treated President Obama with contempt, racism disrespect by questioning his citizenship, faith, and love for the great country. 8 1/2 months into his first term President Obama was delivering a nationally televised
In 1787 our founding fathers believed that that the general population was not educated enough to select the president of the United State (Bronson, K and Dove, L 2015). This was one of the concerns our founders had when the wrote the Article II, section 1 of our constitution which laid out the framework for the electoral college process that we use still to this day. An article by Bronson, and. Dove” stated that the Electoral College provided security to concerns that the governing people had in this era of our nation’s history to ensure a viable election process, such as the unlikelihood that a candidate would have a national presence amongst the general public.”(2015). Due to the vast geographic distances candidates would not be able to appeal their platforms to the people since there was no televisions or radios throughout the country. The founding fathers even feared that the more populous states would force their influence on the less populate states making the popular voting process not viable to receive the true will of the people(Bronson,K and Dove, L page 1, para 2). These concerns where ligament in that society and era of our nation’s history and the Electoral College process gave security. With key transformations that have accord in our society, such concerns are less prominent. The Electoral College Process no longer protects us from concerns of the past, but directly effects new problems in our current society The Electoral College denies the will of the
The president of the United States (POTUS) “authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.”1 October 2014, the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) announced that “U.S. military operations against ISIL in Iraq and Syria had been named Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), a US and international coalition designed to degrade and defeat ISIL in Iraq and Syria is dependent on the ability to build partner capacity (BPC). This line of effort continues to be a major challenge for the “whole-of-government strategy.”2
The president of the United States of America is often referred to as the “leader of the free world.” It is a position that garners tremendous respect, and is burdened with extraordinary responsibilities. In American politics, it is the preeminent office for an elected official, and once president, “hunger for a higher office cannot drive them” (Bissette & Pitney, 2012, p. 422). The president is also the one person in America who does not answer to just a single district or state, but is the representative to all. Because of the position as chief executive for the nation, the president needs to work with his people and their legislatures, as well as within the realm of foreign affairs, representing the country abroad. This takes a certain level of charisma, or as the authors of The Federalist Papers detailed it as the “energy of the executive” (Hamilton, Madison & Jay, 1788).
The United States first declared its independence back in 1776. Just a decade later, the Constitution was written and signed on September 17, 1787. To this day, this document represents the supreme law of the United States of America. The first President of the United States was elected on February 4th in 1789. His name of course was George Washington. This was the start of the United States, since then we have had 43 other presidents. Each and every one of those presidents has done something for our country. Whether good or bad, effective or not very effective this is how our country has become what it is today. Since WWII, the United States has had 12 different Presidents that have led our nation and looked over significant events and decisions that have shaped this country.