Barack Obama Facts

Barack Obama Facts
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th President of the United States. He is also the first African-American to be elected as the President of the United States. Barack Obama was born on August 4th, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Barack Hussein Obama Sr. and Stanley Ann Dunham. Barack's parents separated soon after his birth and he moved to Seattle, Washington with his mother. When Barack's mother remarried they moved to Jakarta, where he lived and went to school until he returned to Honolulu in 1971 to live with his maternal grandparents. He graduated from high school and then attended Occidental College in 1979. In 1981 Barack made his first public speech. He later attended Columbia University in New York City majoring in political science. His interest in politics eventually led to his election as President of the United States.
Interesting Barack Obama Facts:
Barack Obama was known as 'O' Bomber' in high school because he was skilled at basketball.
In Swahili, Barack's name means 'one who is blessed'.
Barack is left-handed.
Barack can speak Spanish.
While living in Indonesia as a child he had a pet ape named Tata.
When living in Indonesia as a child Barack ate roasted grasshopper, dog meat and snake meat.
Barack Obama would have likely become an architect if he had not been interested in politics.
The Secret Service assigned to protect Barack have him the nickname 'Renegade'.
Barack's mother was an anthropologist who earned several degrees in her lifetime.
Barack Obama was the first African-American Harvard Law Review president.
Barack's father died in 1982 in a car accident; his mother died in 1995 of ovarian cancer.
Barack published his autobiography in 1995 titled Dreams from my Father. The audio version of this memoir earned him a Grammy in 2006.
From 1992 until 2004 Barack Obama practiced civil rights law and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School.
Barack Obama married Michelle Robinson on October 3rd, 1992. They have two children, Natasha and Malia.
Barack Obama ran for a U.S. House seat in 2000 but lost to a former Black Panther named Bobby Rush.
Barack delivered the keynote address in 2004 at the Democratic National Convention.
In 2004 Barack Obama won the Illinois Senate race, and was sworn in in January 2005. This was the first Senate race between two African-American candidates in the United States.
Barack Obama announced that he was running for President of the United States in 2007.
In June 2008 Barack secured enough delegates to win the nomination, and was officially nominated and accepts the nomination on August 27th/28th, 2008.
Barack's grandmother, who helped raise him, died on November 3rd, 2008, from lung cancer.
On November 4th, 2008, Barack Obama wins the United States Presidential election. He won with 66.7 million popular votes and 365 electoral votes.
In 2008, Barack Obama is named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year'.
Barack Obama was re-elected as the United States President on November 6th, 2012, and is again named 'Person of the Year' by Time Magazine.


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