PLEA FOR GUN CONTROL: In January 2016, Obama shed tears while talking about the youthful casualties of Sandy Hook, the December 2012 slaughter of 20 kids and six grown-ups at a primary school in Newtown, Connecticut. "Each time I consider those children, it gets me frantic," he said. "That transformed me, that day ... My trust genuinely has been that it would change the country.
SHOOTING DEATH OF TRAYVON MARTIN: "On the off chance that I had a child, he'd look like Trayvon," Obama said in his first remarks in regards to the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. "I can just envision what these guardians are experiencing. What's more, when I think about this kid, I think about my own kids.
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: The law, which extended wellbeing scope to somewhere in the range of 20 million individuals, has been tormented by increments in protection premiums and deductibles and by some substantial safety net providers leaving the system.
REVIVING THE AUTO INDUSTRY: Obama's safeguard of the American car industry was a foundation of his major financial jolt arrange subsequent to taking office in 2009. The legislature gave General Motors and Chrysler more than $62 billion in direct bailout and insolvency help, and pushed them to change their operations to make more fuel-proficient autos and trucks, expanding on past bailouts by the Bush administration.
LEGALIZATION OF GAY MARRIAGE: The Supreme Court decided in June 2015 that the U.S. Constitution gives same-sex couples the privilege to wed, giving a memorable triumph to the American gay rights development. Obama, the primary sitting president to bolster gay marriage, hailed the decision "a triumph for America. This choice confirms what a huge number of Americans as of now put stock in their hearts.
THE KILLING OF OSAMA BIN LADEN: After an almost 10-year overall chase for the driving force of the September 11 assaults, Obama declared in May 2011 that al Qaeda pioneer Osama canister Laden was murdered in a firefight with U.S. drives in Pakistan. Canister Laden's demise was very typical yet it was indistinct whether it would check a defining moment in the overall war against an exceedingly cracked system of militants.
POST-BIN LADEN BACKLASH AGAINST PAKISTAN'S POLIO AID WORKERS: Pakistan is one of only two nations on the planet, alongside Afghanistan, that have endemic polio, an once-regular youth infection that can bring about loss of motion or passing. Taliban aggressors have for some time been the scourge of Pakistan's polio immunization battle, assaulting help laborers and the police who ensure them as they circulate dosages to children.
IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL: After the U.S. marked an atomic with Iran and five different nations in July 2015, Obama's organization touted the arrangement as a legacy outside strategy accomplishment, an approach to suspend Tehran's speculated drive to create nuclear weapons. The six consented to lift monetary authorizes on Iran as an end-result of controls on its atomic program, which Tehran said was for serene vitality purposes only.
THAWING RELATIONS WITH CUBA: Breaking with longstanding U.S. strategy, Obama reestablished discretionary ties with Cuba in 2015. Obama headed out to Havana in March 2016, the primary visit by a U.S. president in 88 years. The trek was made conceivable by his achievement concurrence with Cuban President Raul Castro in December 2014 to throw away many years of antagonistic vibe that started not long after Cuba's 1959 revolution.
FREEZING RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA: President Barack Obama and his Russian partner Vladimir Putin have never had anything near individual science. From Russia's choice to concede haven to criminal U.S. spy office contractual worker Edward Snowden to the addition of Crimea and Russia's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's considerate war, an extensive rundown of grievances separate the two governments.
THE WAR IN SYRIA: The Syrian common war - and the feeling of U.S. feebleness as it unfurled - extended the world�s most exceedingly awful helpful emergency in decades and recolored Obama's legacy, and proposes that Obama likely will be judged by history as much for what he didn't do with respect to what he did. He initially approached Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to leave control in 2011.
THE RED LINE ON SYRIA: On August 21, 2013, Syria's resistance blamed government powers for gassing many individuals by terminating rockets that discharged lethal vapor over revolt held neighborhoods close Damascus, murdering men, ladies and kids as they slept.
THE WAR AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE: Obama conveyed U.S. troops to Iraq, Syria and Libya to help battle the Islamic State aggressor assemble by depending on the expert Congress conceded President George W. Bramble to fight al Qaeda. Obama endeavored to seize back as much domain as he could from the jihadists before he leaves office, propelling the Mosul battle only three weeks before Nov. 8 election.
HISTORIC PRISON VISIT: Obama, who wrote in his diary about utilizing weed and cocaine as an adolescent, turned into the principal sitting president to visit a government jail and met tranquilize offense detainees, saying he could have been in their place notwithstanding the favorable circumstances he had growing up. He promised to work with superintendents and prison guards to address stuffing, a bit of his organization's colossal criminal equity change agenda.
CHARLESTON CHURCH SHOOTING EULOGY: An ardent President Obama drove a huge number of grievers in singing "Astonishing Grace" at the burial service of a minister killed in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church shooting in Charleston.
50th ANNIVERSARY OF SELMA MARCH: "Fifty years from Bloody Sunday, our walk is not yet completed, but rather we're getting nearer," Obama said in March 2015, remaining close to the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where police and state troopers beat and let go nerve gas at tranquil marchers who were pushing against racial separation at the voting corner in 1965.
FINANCIAL REFORM: In July 2010, Obama marked into law the most extensive monetary administrative update since the Great Depression. The law focused on the sort of Wall Street hazard taking that set off a worldwide monetary emergency in 2007-2009 and furthermore reinforced shopper insurances. Obama swore citizens could never again need to pump billions of dollars into coming up short firms to secure the economy.
PUSH FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM: Obama's arrangement to extra a large number of workers in the nation unlawfully from expelling was hindered by the Supreme Court in a June 2016 split decision. The arrangement was custom-made to let around 4 million individuals - the individuals who have lived illicitly in the United States at any rate since 2010, have no criminal record and have kids who are U.S.
DEPORTATIONS CONTINUE: Since taking office in January 2009, Obama moved concentration far from gathering together unlawful migrants in working environment attacks - the approach under George Bush - to recognizing criminal foreigners held in U.S. imprisons and expelling them. Obama has said criminal migrants and the individuals who have as of late entered the nation are needs for expulsion. Amid Obama's residency, more than 2.
COMMITMENT TO NATIVE AMERICANS: In 2014, Obama went to Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Nation, his first visit as president to an American Indian reservation. The visit was an exhibition of his organization's dedication to a solid relationship amongst Washington and tribal countries, and to enhance the predicament of a glad people battling with tireless cycles of poverty.
STANDING ROCK PIPELINE PROTESTS: Thousands of Native Americans and ecological activists stayed outdoors on government property for quite a long time to dissent the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline extend in North Dakota, as police turned water hoses on dissidents in sub-solidifying temperatures. They said development would harm holy terrains and any holes could contaminate the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. In December 2016, the U.S.
APPOINTING JUSTICE SONIA SOTOMAYOR: Sotomayor turned into the principal Hispanic and the third lady to serve in the historical backdrop of the Supreme Court in the wake of being selected in August 2009. Obama said in affirming the arrangement, the Senate had maintained American goals of equity, fairness and opportunity.
APPOINTING JUSTICE ELENA KAGAN: Elena Kagan joined the Supreme Court in August 2010, turning into the fourth female equity in history and the third lady on the present nine-part court. Obama applauded her as an agreement developer who champions the privileges of standard nationals. REUTERS/Larry Downing
BANNING TORTURE: Obama restricted the utilization of cross examination procedures, for example, waterboarding soon after he took office in January 2009. In 2014, he reaffirmed the choice, saying the CIA "tormented a few people" after the Sept. 11, 2001, assaults. "We did a mess of things that were correct, yet we tormented a few people. We did a few things that were in opposition to our qualities," Obama told a White House news conference.
WITHDRAWING FROM IRAQ: After nine years of war that cost very nearly 4,500 American and a huge number of Iraqi lives, the last caravan of U.S. warriors hauled out of Iraq in December 2011, leaving a nation pondering political uncertainty.
OBAMA AND THE MUSLIM WORLD: Addressing the world's more than 1 billion Muslims from Cairo, Obama required a "fresh start" in ties amongst Washington and the Islamic world in his June 2009 discourse that additionally handled grievances more than two U.S.- drove wars and strains over Iran. Obama tried to change Muslim view of the United States in the speech.
FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE: The U.S. consented to the Paris Arrangement on environmental change in April 2016, joining China in a joint stride by the world's top emitters.
ATOMIC LEGACY OF HIROSHIMA: Obama turned into the principal officeholder U.S.
BEER SUMMIT: In July 2009, Harvard researcher Henry Louis Gates was captured at his Cambridge, Massachusetts home by Cambridge Police Sergeant James Crowley, who was examining a report of a robbery in process. Crowley captured Gates for cluttered direct. In the outcome, Obama aggravated strains by saying police had "acted stupidly".
LILLY LEDBETTER EQUAL PAY ACT: The principal charge Obama marked into law was the Lill