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  • 1. BarackObama The AmericanDream in Action

2. Barack Hussein Obama was born Aug. 4,1961, inHonolulu, Hawaii 3. Father

  • Barack Obama, Sr., was born ofLuo ethnicity inNyanza Province, Kenya.
  • Hegrew upherding goats with his own father, who was adomestic servant tothe British

4. Mother

  • Ann Dunham, grew upinWichita, Kansas.
  • Her father worked onoil rigs during the Depression.
  • Dunhamsmother went towork onabomber assembly line.

5. Early Life 6.

  • Parents separated before he was born, and Obama moved to Hawaii with his mother
  • When he was six Obamas mother remarried an Indonesian oil manager and they moved to Jakarta


  • Later returned to Hawaii
  • Raised largely by his grandparents, who were an insurance agents and a furniture salesman.


  • Hewas enrolled inthe fifth grade atthe esteemed Punahou Academy
  • Graduated with honors in1979
  • Hewas only one ofthree black students atthe school

9. The only time his father visited was when Barack was in 5 thgrade. 10. Road to Glory 11. College

  • Studied at Occidental College inLos Angeles for two years
  • Transferred toColumbia University inNew York, and Graduated in1983with adegree inpolitical science.


  • Spent four years as a community organizer in Chicago
  • After four years returned to college at Harvard
  • Became first black President of the Harvard Review
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1991

13. Marriage

  • Met Michelle Robinson, a fellow Harvard graduate in 1988
  • Married in 1992

14. After College

  • Returned to Chicago and worked acivil rights lawyer
  • Taught atthe University ofChicago Law School.
  • Helped organize voter registration drives during Bill Clintons1992presidential campaign.

15. Senator

  • Ran and won for Illinois State Senate seat in 1996
  • Served as chairman of the Public Health and Welfare Committee.
  • After serving eight years, was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate

16. Keynote Speech

  • Chosen to deliver a keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention
  • Noted Line- T here's not a liberal America and a conservative America; there's the United States of America.
  • Increased status and popularity

17. Author Extraordinaire

  • Dreams from My Father , published in 1995 is a memoir of his youth and early career.
  • The Audacity of Hope , published in 2006
  • Won a Grammy for the Audio book ofDreams from My Father

18. Father Extraordinaire

  • Has two daughters Malai (10) and Sasha (7)
  • They get $1 allowance a week

19. Making History

  • Ran for President of the U.S. against Senator John McCain in the 2008 election
  • Won by 192 electoral votes
  • First African American elected President

20. 100 Days of Change

  • During Obamas First 100 days in office, he
  • ordered the closure of the Guantanamo Bay military prison and a troop withdrawal from Iraq
  • extended healthcare coverage to millions of children
  • ousted the head of General Motors
  • moved to ease tensions with Cuba
  • set aside huge tracts of wilderness for federal protection

21. The day of reckoning has arrived, and the time to take charge of our future is here. -Barack Obama in his first address to Congress