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Barack Hussein Obama was born August 4 th , 1961 in Honolulu Hawaii. He is an American politician that served as the 44 th President of the United States of America. His presidency changed history due to him being the first president that was African-American. It was a major milestone for the country having a president that was not white. In Obama’s early years as a child he lived one year in Washington State and four other years in Indonesia (whitehouse.org, 2017). Other family members aided in raising Obama, He was raised with help from his grandfather, who served in Patton’s army, and his grandmother, who worked her way up from the secretarial pool to middle management at a bank.” (whitehouse.org, 2017). Obama attended Occipital college and later transferred to Colombia University he pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Throughout college Obama payed tuition by working with the aid of some loans and scholarships (Whitehouse). In 1983 he then graduated from Colombia University in New York City. After graduating he started working as a community organizer in the state of Chicago (White House). After receiving his bachelors, he then applied to Harvard Law School in Massachusetts. During his time as Harvard he started to engage in leadership opportunities. Obama became the very first African—American president of the Harvard Law Review. He also served on the board of the Black Law Students Association. Even at this point he was leading and breaking barriers. Obama graduated from Harvard with a Juris Doctorate Degree. Upon graduation, he returned to Chicago where he assisted in leading a voter registration drive, taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago, and remined active in the community (White House). Obama has a wife and two daughters. Obama was a member of the Illinois Senate from 1997-2004, Served as the Illinois Senator from 2005-2008, and was elected the 44 th President of the USA from 2008-2017 (Garrow, 2017). Obama has been a leader for the majority of his life. He has broken barriers and has overcome many struggles. With Obamas upbringing and leadership experience he has many traits of a great multicultural leader.
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  • Spring '13
  • O'Byrne
  • English, Barack Hussein Obama

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