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HISTORY, ACHIEVEMENTS AND CONTRIBUTION OF BARACK OBAMA Student’s Name Class Tutor Date
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Name 1 Introduction Barack Hussein Obama is the current President of the United States of America. He was elected in 2008 and reelected in 2013. During his time in the presidency, Obama contributed widely towards the development and welfare of America. He also took part in helping other countries especially those in the third world. His contributions can further be traced down the line even before he became the president. Obama had set history in many areas, and his achievements are countless. Origin and Background Obama was born in Hawaii at Kapi olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital in 1961. ʻ His parents were Ann Dunham and Barack Obama. Sr. Ann Dunham was born in Wichita whereas his father was from Kogelo, Kenya. Obama's parents met while at the University of Hawaii in 1960. They later married in Wailuku the following year, but they separated when Ann Dunham moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington. Obama’s father was left in Hawaii where he completed his undergraduate course in 1962 and proceeded to Harvard University for his masters. In 1964, Obama’s parents divorced, and his father returned to Kenya and remarried. He visited his son only once. He later died in 1982 afteran automobile accident. Obama’s mother met Lolo Soetoro at the University of Hawaii in 1963. In 1965, they married in Molokai. Lolo Soetoro returned to Indonesia, his home country, in 1966. Still as a small child, Obama and his mother went to Indonesia to live as a family. They lived in South Jakarta district and later relocated to Central Jakarta district in 1970. The following year, Obama returned to Honolulu where he lived with his grandparents. His mother returned to the University of Hawaii for masters, and Obama moved to stay with her and his sisters in Hawaii from 1972 to 1975. When Obama’s mother and sisters returned to Indonesia, Obama went back to staying with
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Name 1 his grandparents. Hismother divorced Lolo Soetoro in 1980. She earned her Ph.D. in 1982 and died in 1995 after treatment for uterine and ovarian cancers. 1 Early Life and Education Between the ages of six to ten, Obama studied at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, Besuki Public School, and Calvert School. When he returned to live with his parents in 1971, he got a scholarship to attend a private college preparatory, Panahou School. He studied here from his fifth grade and graduated in 1979. During his youth days, his nickname was Barry. In the same year after graduation, Obama moved to Los Angeles where he attended Occidental College. In 1981, he proceeded to Columbia College in New York City. Hemajored in political science and English literature. He graduated in 1983 and got employed at Business International Corporation and later New York Public Interest Research group.
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  • Spring '17
  • maurine anyango
  • Business, President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama

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