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Barack Hussein Obama Jr.

I just want to do something that makes a difference.

Born: August 4, 1961
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii
Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant
Race or Ethnicity: Multiracial
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic
Nationality: United States
Executive Summary: President-Elect of the United States

BIOGRAPHY:Barack Hussein Obama Jr. was born on August. 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii. to a white American mother, Ann Dunham, and a black Kenyan father, Barack Obama. The name Barack means ¨Blessed¨.

In 1959, at the age of 23, Barack´s father arrived in the United States from Kenia to study Math and Economics at the University of Hawaii, in Honolulu. When he was studying at the University he met a white woman called Ann Dunham, they fell in love and got married. In 1961 Barack Obama was born.

In 1963 Barack´s father went to Harvard University to study his P.H.D. but since he didn´t have enough money to take his family with him, he went to Boston alone. After a while, Barack´s parent divorced. When he graduated he returned to Kenia, and Barack´s mother fell in love again and married and Indonesian man. Soon after that, when Barack was six years old they went to live to Indonesia.

Barack was happy living in Indonesia with monkeys and crocodiles living in his backyard, and everyday was an adventure. Unfortunately, poverty was everywhere in Indonesia. His mother wanted his children to grow up in the United States, so in 1971 she sent Barack to Hawaii to live with his parents. When he returned to Hawaii he wanted to understand what it meant to be black in the United States.

In the United States he lived with his grandparents in a small apartment. Then he entered a Prep School, the Punahou School, in Honolulu. Barack was one of the few black students at the Academy, and he started to feel lonely and misunderstood.

In 1972 his mother and his sister Maya moved back to Hawaii. His mother entered the University of Hawaii to pursue a Masters Degree in Anthroplogy.

When Barack was in High School he joined the Basketball team and became a leader in class. But he felt confused because he had a white family at home, and the world had another view of him as an African-American. So he started to act tough, his grades slipped, he drank beer, and used drugs.

In 1979, he went to New York to Columbia University. He became more disciplined, studied harder, and started to understand race and social injustice, and stopped using drugs.

In 1982 his father was killed in a car accident.

He went to Harvard University to study Law, where he worked hard. He then entered to work in a Law Firm in Chicago, where he met an intelligent and beautiful lawyer Michelle Robinson.

In 1990 he became the first African-American editor of the Harvard Law Review. He returned to in Chicago and dedicated himself to public service, representing victims of housing and employment discrimination.
In 1992, at the age of 31 he married Michelle Robinson. He has two daughters. Malia Ann, who was born in 1999, and Natasha, who was born in 2001.

In 2004 Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat, representing Illinois.

On July 27, 2004, in Boston, Mass., he was the Democratic Nominee for the Illinois sit in the U.S Senate.

On August 27, 2008 the Democraty Party formally nominated Barack Obama to be the first African-American presidential.

On November 4, 2008, Barack Hussein Obama Jr. won for President of the United States of America. He will be the 44th. President of the United States, and the first African-American President. He will become President on January 20, 2009.

There is not a Liberal America, and a Conservative America, there is the United States of America. There is not a Black America, and a White America, a Latino America, and Asian America, there´s The United States of America.

Barack Obama and his Family

At His Wedding

Barack and His Mother Ann

Barack and his Father Barack Obama

Barack Obama and His Grandmother

Barack Obama and His Grandparents