Before getting elected the President, he served as a senator from Illinois from January 3, 2005 to November 16, 2008. He has authored two books so far, Dreams from My Father (published in 1995) and The Audacity of Hope (published in 2007).
Early Life of Barack ObamaBarack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. His mother was Stanley Ann Dunham, a lady of English lineage and his father was Barack Obama, Sr., a resident of Kenya. He studied law at the Harvard Law School and Columbia University. During his studentship at the Harvard Law School, Obama served as the President of the Harvard Law Review.
Before getting his degree in law, he also worked as a community organizer in Chicago, Illinois. He was a civil and political rights attorney in the city. From 1992 to 2004, he worked as a teacher of Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law School. During 1997 to 2004, Obama completed three terms as the representative of the 13th district of the Illinois Senate.
Presidential LifeIn 2000, after a failed attempt versus the sitting Democratic candidate for a seat in the United States House of Representatives, Barack Obama targeted the United States Senate in the year 2004. Throughout his campaign, a number of happenings drew the country's focus on him, which obviously included his triumph in the 2004 United States Senate Election in Illinois as a Democratic Candidate and his Democratic National keynote speech in the month of July 2004. Ultimately, he emerged victorious in the United States Senate Election for Illinois in November 2004.
In February 2007, Obama started his presidential campaign. Following his primary campaign in 2008 versus Hillary Rodham Clinton, Obama got the nomination of the Democratic Party. In the United States Presidential Election in 2008, Obama trounced John McCain, the Republican Candidate. He took oath as president on January 20, 2009. He was the Nobel Peace Prize awardee in 2009.
As the President of United States, Barack Obama took a number of encouraging initiatives. In February 2009, he ratified the Economic Stimulus bill as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and in December 2010, he introduced the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act. Other bills passed by him include the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act.
International Policies of ObamaObama has ordered steady withdrawal of American forces from Iraq, raised vigilance in Afghanistan, entered into the New START ammunition regulation pact with the Russian Government, decreed military intervention in Libya, and oversaw the operation to execute Osama Bin Laden, the Al Qaeda supremo in Pakistan.
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