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Barack Obama

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Shaunice Hill

on 13 May 2014

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Transcript of Barack Obama

Born August 4,1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii
Married Michelle Robinson and has two daughters Malia and Sasha
Graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School
1st African American President of Harvard Law Review
Illonois State Senator 1997-2004
U.S Senator IL 2005-2008

About Obama
Democratic symbol
-Obama beat McCain in the 2008 Presidential Election
Obama didn't secure democratic nomination against Clinton until early June
Won popular vote and in electoral college
Campaigning focused on Iraq War, early recession, and financial crisis that reached peak in September 2008.
-Obama beat Romney in the 2012 Presidential Election
Obama's running mate was Vice President Joe Biden
Campaigns centered largely on economic recovery and job creation.
Affordable Care Act-
expands affordable medicaid coverage for millions of low income Americans
Gun Policy-
created 25 executive orders to tighten rules for gun ownership. Research on gun violence and more information on mental illness in federal background check
- Obama raises taxes households making more than $250,000
Domestic Policy
Barack Obama
By Shaunice Hill
Withdrawal from Iraq
- Obama set a 16 month time table for leaving Iraq
Killing of al-Queda leader Osama Bin Laden-
U.S operation carried out in Pakistan led to the discovery of a compound where Osama bin Laden was hiding
Foreign Policy
Life After the White House
Barack Obama
Current President
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