Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States of America, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on 4 August 1961, making him the first president to be born outside the continental United States. To celebrate, here are a few of the many notable things he’s said during his two terms as our nation’s leader:
“There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America; there’s the United States of America.”
“The hope of a skinny kid with a funny name who believes that America has a place for him, too. The audacity of hope!”
“The arc of history is long but it bends towards justice.”
“While we breathe, we hope, and where we are met with cynicism, and doubt, and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: yes we can.”
“We reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.”
“We will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.”
“I—like every politician at the federal level—am almost entirely dependent on the media to reach my constituents…I am who the media says I am. I say what they say I say. I become who they say I’ve become.”
“More than a building that houses books and data,
the library has always been a window to a larger world–a place where we’ve
always come to discover big ideas and profound concepts that help move the
American story forward…
Libraries remind us that truth isn’t about who yells the loudest, but who has
the right information. Because even as we’re the most religious of people,
America’s innovative genius has always been preserved because we also have a
deep faith in facts.
And so the moment we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold into
a library, we’ve changed their lives forever, and for the better. This is an
enormous force for good.”
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May 8, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of VE Day, also known as
Victory in Europe Day, and the end of WWII in Europe. On May 8, 1945,
German soldiers laid down their arms throughout Europe surrendering to
the Allied powers. Thousands of people marched on the streets
celebrating this tremendous victory in both the United States and United
The 41st President of the USA was George H.W. Bush. Following him was Bill Clinton, then his son George W. Bush, followed by Barrack Obama, the 44th and current President of the USA. Polls currently predict Bill’s wife, Hillary Clinton, will be the 45th President. Given the pattern here, we can predict that the 46th or 47th President of the United States of America will be none other than Michelle Obama.
WHILE BARACK OBAMA IS OFFICIALLY THE 44TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, HE IS ONLY THE 43RD PERSON TO OFFICIALLY HOLD THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT.
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Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States
of America. He is also the first African American president of the
United States of America. He was elected as the president on November 4,
2008 and sworn in on January 20, 2009.
Before that, he was the
first African American president of the Harvard Law Review, while he
attended law school. Before he started his law studies, he decided to
visit Kenya in 1988. He went there because he knew very little about his
father and wanted to know more about him so that he could know more
about his own identity. That year, he started his studies at Harvard Law
School. He got hired as a summer intern in Chicago at the firm, Sidley
and Austin. While he was at the firm, he met the love of his life,
Michelle Robinson, who was assigned to be his adviser. It wasn’t long
before they started dating. In 1988, he went to Harvard and kept a long
distance relationship with Michelle. In 1991, he graduated magna cum
laude with a Juris Doctor degree. After graduating, he returned to
Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago. He
married Michelle Robinson in 1992, making her Michelle Obama.
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Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, an American lawyer and writer, is the wife of the 44th and current President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the first African-American First Lady of the United States.
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As many Americans waited into the wee hours of election night to find out who would be voted the nation’s next president, First Lady Michelle Obama says she was not among them.
Instead, she was fast asleep in her White House bed.
In a joint interview with President Barack Obama for this week’s PEOPLE cover story, the first lady breaks her silence on President-elect Donald Trump‘s stunning victory, and reveals why she didn’t stay up to see the results.
“I went to bed. I don’t like to watch the political discourse; I never have,” Obama tells PEOPLE, adding of her husband, “I barely did with him.”
The first lady was one of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton‘s most powerful surrogates on the campaign trail, where she delivered passionate speeches about the dangers of electing Trump, being careful all the while to avoid mentioning him by name.
Her now-famous mantra, “When they go low, we go high,” delivered at the Democratic National Convention in July, moved audiences and became an unofficial slogan for Clinton’s campaign.
“Anything that I felt about the election I said and I stand by,” the first lady says now, adding of her early election night, “Once you do what you can do, then the rest is easy. It was in the hands of the American people.”
Though the first lady stands by her campaign-trail criticisms of Trump, she, like her husband, is prepared to help the president-elect as he transitions to the White House.
Obama, the multiracial son of a white mother from Kansas and an
African father from Kenya, was elected as the 44th president of the
United States, writing a remarkable new chapter in American history with
a campaign built on the theme of hope.
In an election race that captivated the nation–and the world–and
that climaxed in the gloom of an economic crisis, the closing of polls
on the West Coast showed that what began as the Illinois senator’s
“improbable quest” nearly two years ago ended as a commanding electoral
victory over Republican Senator John McCain. The Arizona senator had
struggled to defy the pollsters in the waning hours of the longest and
most expensive presidential election in history.
“If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a
place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dreams of
our founders are alive in our time, who still questions the power of our
democracy, tonight is your answer,” Obama told a huge, euphoric crowd
in Chicago’s Grant Park.
McCain conceded shortly after 10 pm Central Time, saying, “Senator
Obama has achieved a great thing for himself and for his country.” As he
spoke, spontaneous street celebrations erupted among Obama revelers
from Los Angeles to Times Square.
In Chicago, tens of thousands of Obama supporters wept, waved flags,
and chanted, “Yes we did!” Obama reached victory by stringing together a
series of crucial wins in battleground states, including Florida,
Pennsylvania, and Ohio.