Presentation on theme: "Barack Obama made history on 4 November 2008 when he defeated Republican rival John McCain to become the first black president of the United States. He."— Presentation transcript:
Barack Obama made history on 4 November 2008 when he defeated Republican rival John McCain to become the first black president of the United States. He had already broken new ground in his White House campaign, as the first black candidate to become the presidential choice of either major US party.
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA II BornAugust 4, 1961 (age 47) Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. NationalityAmerican Political partyDemocratic SpouseMichelle Obama (m.1992) ChildrenMalia Ann (b. 1998) Sasha (b. 2001) Residenc e Kenwood, Chicago, Illinois Alma materOccidental College Columbia University Harvard Law School OccupationCommunity Organizer, Attorney ProfessionAttorney Politician ReligionChristianity (most recently with United Church of Christ) Signature
President-elect of the United States. The first African American to be elected President of the United States, Obama was elected to be the junior United States Senator from Illinois in 2004 and served until his resignation on November 16, 2008, following his election to the Presidency. His term of office as the forty-fourth U.S. president will begin on January 20, 2009.
Electoral College votes Winning post 270 Obama - Democrat 365 McCain - Republican 173 Winning post 270
Campaign Barack Obama will rebuild the military for 21st century tasks: Obama will complete the effort to increase American ground forces by 65,000 soldiers and 27,000 Marines. They will also invest in 21st century missions like counterinsurgency by building up their special operations forces, civil affairs, information operations, foreign language training and other units and capabilities that remain in chronic short supply. Provide short-term relief to American families facing pain at the pump
Help create five million new jobs by strategically investing $150 billion over the next ten years to catalyze private efforts to build a clean energy future. Within 10 years save more oil than American currently import from the Middle East and Venezuela combined. Put 1 million Plug-In Hybrid cars -- cars that can get up to 150 miles per gallon -- on the road by 2015, cars that we will work to make sure are built here in America. STOP THE WAR IN IRAQ
Mr Obama used to joke that people were always getting his name wrong, calling him "Alabama" or "Yo Mama". Now, as he waits to be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, it seems unlikely that many will continue to make such a mistake. Mr Obama has two young daughters with his wife, Michelle
Do you know, that Obama: Was chairman of prestigious magazine "Harvard Law Review„ His name mean „blessed by God”
Is fan of Chicago White Sox Is on the list of „10 persons, that can change the World” (by New Statesman in 2005)