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Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Concise Biography, History & Facts About President Barack Obama

Forty-fourth President - Barack Hussein Obama II
Place of Birth -  August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii
Barack Obama Education - Columbia University (B.A., 1983), Harvard (J.D., 1991)
Term as President - 2009 - present
Barack Obama Political Party - Democrat
Vice President / Vice Presidents - Joe Biden
Barack Obama Religion - Christian
Barack Obama, Military Experience - None
Name of Wife - Barack Obama married Michelle LaVaughn Robinson on October 18, 1992

Children: Malia Ann and Natasha, known as Sasha Obama
Career of Barack Obama - Community Organizer, Politician, Statesman - Member of the Illinois Senate.

Major Events to date:

  • Foreign Policy Goals: Ending the war in Iraq responsibly, finishing the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban and securing all nuclear weapons and materials from terrorists

  • Domestic Policy: On March 30, 2010, Obama signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act. On February 17, 2009, Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a $787 billion economic stimulus package designed to combat the effects of the worldwide recession.
  • Failure of the economic stimulus package resulted in the downgrading of the USA's credit rating in August 2011

Presidential Facts and Trivia in response to the question who was President Barack Obama

  • Description of President Barack Obama - Height 6 feet 1 inches

  • Barack Obama Nickname - Barry
  • Barack Obama Age at Inauguration - 47 years old
  • Barack Obama was known as Barry until university when he asked to be addressed by his full name. “Barack” means “blessing/blessed/to bless” in Swahili and Semitic languages
  • He is bi-racial. Barack Obama was born to a Kenyan father and a white American mother
  • Barack Obama is the first African American to be elected president of the United States
  • Barack Obama is the first president not born in the continental United States
  • The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to U.S. President Barack Obama "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples".
  • Presidential Facts and Trivia in response to the question who was Barack Obama

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