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  1. Barack Hussein Obama Jr. • Born in Honolulu on August 4, 1961. • First African-American President • Democrat • VP – Joe Biden • Wife – Michelle, two kids

  2. Early Life • Parents split up • Mom remarried • Lived with Grandparents • Attended Punahou School, an elite private school in Hawaii • Poly Sci. degree from Columbia in 1983 • Graduated Harvard Law in 1991

  3. Community Organizer • Communities Organizer in Chicago with a church-based group, the Developing Communities Project. For the next several years, he worked with low-income residents in Chicago's Roseland community and the Altgeld Gardens public housing development on the city's South Side

  4. Law Career • Entered Harvard Law in 1988 • Elected first African-American president to Harvard Law Review • Magnum Cum Lade in 1991 • Worked at Chicago law firm • Taught Constitutional Law at Chicago School of Law

  5. Political Career • Elected Illinois State Senate in 1996 • Re-elected in 1998 and 2002 • Lost a bid for House of Representatives in 2000 • Introduced to the nation as a speaker at DNC in 2004 as candidate to US Senate

  6. Road to the White House • Announced his candidacy January 2007 • Outlasted bitter primary with Hilary Clinton • Appealed to Young Voters • First candidate to use Social Networking technology for grass roots campaigning • “Hope and Change”

  7. First Four Years • Presided over Housing Crisis • Health Care Reform • Automobile Bailout • Post election 1st term • Sandy hook Shootings

  8. Foreign Policy • War on terror • Brought soldiers home from Iraq • Killed Bin Ladin • Libyan Revolution • Egypt • Syria • North Korea