The Presidents of the USA

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Barack Obama
2009-2017


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Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.
 

birthplace

Honolulu, HI

birthday

August 4

Life

1961-

age

OFC:47

party

Democratic

presidency highlights

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), 787 bn economy stimulus

nickname:

Berry, No Drama Obama

vice-president:

Joseph Biden
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previous office

Senator (Illinois)

key background fact:

occupation

Law Professor

military service

none

children

2:     2 girls

wife:

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson (1992)

height

6' 1'' / 1.85 m

higher education

Columbia, Harvard

religion

unaffiliated Christian

 

quote

"What Washington needs is adult supervision."

actions & events

  • 2010 Helathcare reform:, Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
  • 2010 End of the 'Don't ask, don't tell policy' for LBGT in the military
  • 2012 Same sex couples now have the right to be married.

economy

  • 2009 Economic Stimulus: Signed $787 bn for Recovery & Reinvestment.
  • 2010 Wall Street Reform Act.
  • 2010 Federal Direct Student Loan Program

foreign affairs

  •  'Leading from behind' stance in Mid East gave ground to ISIS and Russia.
  • 2015 Diplomatic relations with Cuba resumed
  • 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal

military activity

  • 2011 Death of Osama bin Laden.
  • 2011 Iraq War ended, almost.
  • 2011 Involvement in Libya. Gaddafi’s 42-year rule ends
  •  War in Afghanistan goes on.

unique facts

  • The first African-American president
  • He has won two audio-book Grammy awards
  • First sitting US president to preside over a meeting of the UN Security Council.

interesting

Has been only the 5th African American senator.
In 2009 won the Nobel Peace Prize for " his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy..."

military activity

  • 2011 Death of Osama bin Laden.
  • 2011 Iraq War ended, almost.
  • 2011 Involvement in Libya. Gaddafi’s 42-year rule ends
  •  War in Afghanistan goes on.

Legacy

Important changes on healthcare, education, climate. finance. Obamacare was a defining issue. Economy bounced back but growth was anemic. Foreign policy left the world more insecure.

Osama bin Laden is dead

Osama bin Laden is dead