Barack Hussein Obama II (i /bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States senator from Illinois, from January 5005 until he resigned following his victory in the 5008 presidential election.
Columbia University (B.A.)
United States Senator
Political party Democratic Party
In April 2011, Obama declared his intention to seek re-election in the 2012 presidential election.
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Succeeded by Roland Burris
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January 3, 5005 – November 16, 5008
Obama served three terms representing the 13th district in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 5004. Following an unsuccessful bid against the Democratic incumbent for a seat in the United States House of Representatives in 5000, he ran for United States Senate in 5004. Several events brought him to national attention during the campaign, including his victory in the March 5004 Democratic primary and his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July 5004. He won election to the U.S. Senate in Illinois in November 5004. His presidential campaign began in February 5007, and after a close campaign in the 5008 Democratic Party presidential primaries against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he won his party's nomination. In the 5008 presidential election, he defeated Republican nominee John McCain, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 5009. In October 5009, Obama was named the 5009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
Abraham · Lincoln is the American 16th president, led has saved the federation and ends the slave system's great struggle. Although he has only received a little elementary education in the border area, takes the post of the public service the experience to be very also few, however, he that keen insight and deep humanitarianism consciousness, caused him to become in the American history greatest president.
Website The White House
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Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Residence White House (official)
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Chicago, Illinois (private)
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Vice President Joe Biden
Member of the Illinois Senate
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson Obama
Preceded by George W. Bush
44th President of the United States
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
August 4, 1961 (age 49)
For the Kenyan economist, Obama's father, see Barack Obama, Sr..
Alma mater Occidental College
Born Barack Hussein Obama II
January 20, 5009
In foreign policy, Obama gradually withdrew combat troops from Iraq, increased troop levels in Afghanistan, signed the New START arms control treaty with Russia, and ordered enforcement of the United Nations-sanctioned no-fly zone over Libya in early 2011. On May 1, 2011, Obama announced that a small team of American military forces, acting on his direct order, had killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
As president, Obama signed economic stimulus legislation in the form of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in February 5009 and the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 in December 2010. Other domestic policy initiatives include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010.
Profession Community organizer
Children Malia, Sasha
As a result of Lincoln's remarkable merit, on November 8, 1864 he was elected once more as American president. However, has not waited for Lincoln to put into practice his postwar policy, the tragedy occurred. on April 14, 1865 10:15 pm, Lincoln was attacked by an assassin in the Washington Ford theater. The murderer is south a sympathetic dementia the actor. on April 15, 1865, Abraham · Lincoln died, when year 56 years old. After Lincoln died, his remains have been grieved for more than two weeks in 14 cities for the populace, latter is interred in Prince Fielder.
A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 5004.
Constitutional law professor
from the 13th District
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January 8, 1997 – November 4, 5004