Barack Obama Student Name:
Who is Barack Obama? • In 2004 Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat, representing Illinois, and he gained national attention by giving a rousing and well-received keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. In 2008 he ran for President, and despite having only four years of national political experience, he won. In January 2009, he was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, and the first African-American ever elected to that position.
Who are the people in Obama’s immediate family? • Family: Married wife Michelle in 1992, 2 daughters Malia and Sasha • Parents: Barack Obama, Sr. from Kenya and Ann Dunham from Kansas
What colleges did Obama attend? • After high school, Obama studied at Occidental College in Los Angeles for two years. He then transferred to Columbia University in New York, graduating in 1983 with a degree in political science. After working in the business sector for two years, Obama moved to Chicago in 1985. There, he worked on the South Side as a community organizer for low-income residents in the Roseland and the Altgeld Gardens communities. Obama returned from Kenya with a sense of renewal, entering Harvard Law School in 1988. The next year, he met Michelle Robinson, an associate at Sidley & Austin law firm in Chicago. She was assigned to be Obama's adviser during a summer internship at the firm, and soon the couple began dating.
What is Obama’s favorite sport? • President Barack Obama’s favorite sport is,Basketball, he played varsity basketball in high school.Standing at 6’1 Barack had an advantage.
What do I like the most about Obama? • What I like most about our President is that He’s a Family man and Still has time to run the Country.