Barack Obama Ryan L. and Dylan H. Mrs. Hart 4th Grade
Early Life and Family • Barack Hussein Obama Jr. was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961. • Barack was multiracial, which means his mother was white and his father was black. • His mother filed for a divorce with his father in 1964. • When he was 10 his real father visited him. • His mother was from Kansas and his father was from the African Nation of Kenya • Moved to Jakarta, Indonesia (Time unknown) • Barack was raised by his grandparents most of his life.
Education • Barack Hussein Obama left Indonesia to attend a school in Hawaii, Punahou School. • People were mean to him at first until his real father came to talk more about his life and Barack’s life. • Barack went to Occidental College until he got a scholarship for Columbia University • He graduated from Columbia University in 1983.
Interests and Hobbies • Barack Obama was really into basketball • He was also into politics • He was really interested in his father Barack Obama Sr.
Hardships and Problems • Since Barack was black he had it hard • He could not get into a school right away • His stepfather died in 1987 • Mother died of cancer in 1995 when she was 52
Accomplishments • Community Organizer • Intern • First black to receive Harvard Law Review president. • Got a Civil Rights job • Lawyer • Teacher at University of Chicago • 1stblack president • Served 2 terms
Interesting Facts • Barack’s mother died the same year his first autobiography came out - 1995 • Met Michelle when he was an intern - she was his advisor • Selected by presidential candidate John Kerry to deliver the Keynote address at the Democratic National Convention • Barack called his grandma, “Toot” and his grandfather, “Gramps”.
Bibliography • Marcovitz, Hal. Obama’s First Family of Hope; Barack. Broomall, Pennsylvania: Mason Crest Publishers Inc., 2009. Print. • Nichols, Catherine. Barack Obama. Mankato, MN: The Child's World, 2009. Print. • "Obama, Barack." America the Beautiful. Grolier Online, 2013. Web. 15 Mar. 2013.