Born on the 4th of August in 1961 at Honolulu, Hawaii to Barack Obama, Sr. and Ann Dunham, is the 44th President of the United States of America apparently is the first African- President of the country, Barack Hussein Obama Jr. His first name was derived from the Arab language meaning, “blessed by God. ” Having been born from two different cultures, he grew in a diversified culture environment. At the early age of two, his parents separated, where his father pursued Harvard University then returned to Kenya which, unfortunately lead to an accident leaving his junior at the age of twenty one.
After the divorce of his parents, his mother re-married an Indonesian and they moved to Jakarta where Obama Jr. lived his late childhood in Indonesia. Four years later, he moved back to Honolulu and lived with grandparents. In 1995, his mother died of cancer and several months later, he published Dreams from My Father, a memoir. The publication expressed his feelings on the family members, how they lived together despite diversity and challenged the norms of a teenage search for his identity (Obama).
He graduated from Columbia University and Harvard Law School and did several jobs as community organizer, university law professor at the Chicago Law School in 1993 and lawyer before formally entering politics. Consequently, he met Michelle Robinson in 1988 and married her in 1992, having two daughters. From 1997 to 2004, he doled out the Illinois State which was his initial experience in the politics and which was the threshold to his campaign for the Senate and won in November 2004. He was the then junior U. S. Senator from Illinois a Democratic Party member.
From there, he was the fifth African- American Senator in the U. S. and the only one from the race presently serving the Senate. During his term, criticisms and praises built his career. However, 2005 boost his position and was named one of the “10 people who could change the world” and eventually in 2007, “One of the most influential people” by the Time Magazine. Subsequently, he received from Knox College, University of Massachusetts Boston, Northwestern University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Southern New Hampshire University Honorary Doctorates of Law.
Obama proved consistency as he was a Senate Committee member on 5 committees. Being a part of the Democratic Party as well as having enormous votes during the preceding election, he took the position of lead candidate for the nomination in 2008 for the presidential election. His vision was to end the Iraq War and employing healthcare. On the 20th of January, 2009, he was proclaimed as the 44th U. S. President. ? Works Cited Obama, Barack. “Dreams from My Father, A Story of Race and Inheritance. ” New York: Three Rivers Press, 1995.