Biography Traces - Biography Barack Hussein Obama - The President of the United States to 44. Barack Hussein Obama II ( born August 4, 1961) is the President of the United States to 44. He was the first African American to hold an important position as President of the United States. Obama is a Senator from Illinois who served from January 3, 2005 to November 16, 2008, after it advanced to United States presidential election. He took the oath as President on January 20, 2009 in a ceremony in the U.s. Capitol.
Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the first person of African-American descent who becomes the US President of Harvard Law (Faculty of law, Harvard University). He worked as a community organizer, and also worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago before serving three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. He also taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. After failing to make a bid for a seat in the U.S. HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES in 2000, Obama was elected to the Senate in November 2004. Obama delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004.
Biography Traces - Biography Barack Hussein Obama - The President of the United States to 44.
As a member of the Democratic minority in the 109. Congress, Obama helped make laws to control conventional weapons and to promote greater public accountability in the use of federal funds. He also made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In Congress he helped make laws about the election, negotiations and fraud, climate change, nuclear terrorism, and maintenance for u.s. military personnel returning from combat duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Barack Obama was born at the Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women Children & in Honolulu, Hawaii, from Mother Ann Dunham, a white American from Wichita, Kansas from predominately United Kingdom descendants. Obama's father, Barack Obama Sr., a Luo from Nyang'oma Kogelo, Nyanza province, Kenya. His parents met in the 1960s while attending an event at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where his father was a foreign student. The couple married on February 2, 1961, they separated when Obama was two years old and divorced in 1964. Obama's father returned to Kenya and saw his son only once more before dying in a car accident in 1982.
In July 2004, Obama wrote and delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. After explaining to his mother's grandfather's experience as a World War II veteran and the benefits of the New Deal's FHA and G.I. Bill programs, Obama spoke about the U.S. Government change economic and social priorities. He questioned the Bush Administration's management of the Iraq War and America highlighted from the obligation to the soldiers. Drawing examples from u.s. history, he criticized the partisan views of American voters and to find unity in diversity, and said, "there's not a liberal America and a conservative America; There are United States. " Although it wasn't televised by the big three network news broadcasts, a combined 9.1 million viewers watching on PBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and C-SPAN to see Obama's speech, which was a highlight of the Convention and confirmed his status as the comeback of the new star of the Democratic Party.
On January 8, 2009, the joint session of the US Congress meet to explain the votes of the Electoral College for the presidential election of 2008. Based on the results of the vote of the election, Barack Obama, who has been declared as the winner of the presidential election in the United States, and Joseph Biden, who has been declared elected Vice President of the United States.