Barack Obama was born on Aug the 4th 1961, Honolulu, Hawaii, US. Barack Obama, is the 44th president of the United States, and became the first African American to hold the country’s highest office. In 1979 Obama graduated from the Punahou School, which is an elite college introductory academy in Honolulu. Obama attended Occidental college in suburban college Los Angeles for two years and then transferred to Columbia University in New York City, and in 1983 Obama received a bachelor’s degree in political science. In 2004 Obama was elected to the U.S Senate and in 2007 Obama he announced that he would seek the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2008. Obama in 2008 came second to Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary. On August 27th Obama became the first African American to be nominated for the presidency by either major party. Obama won the election, capturing nearly 53 per cent of the popular vote and 365 electoral votes, and on Jan. 20th, 2009 Obama became the first African American president. Also in 2009 Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”
Barack Obama holds the power of being president of the United States of America and makes plenty of decisions on how the country should be run. Obama makes decisions on how climate change should be managed, how the economy should be managed, transport and many other things. Obama also helps out other countries with problems like natural disasters, and also has a big influence on other countries decisions. Obama’s power really originated from him being the first African American president because it was unheard of and such an unbelievable achievement. Obama has a significant amount of power over most of the world, majority of it being America but he has influences in other countries decisions.
Obama got his power from hard work through college, graduating from an elite college in Honolulu and receiving a bachelor’s degree in political science. His hard work through college made it easier in later life. Obama ran for president in 2009 and succeeded and became the first African American president. Obama uses his power for the good of society helping the world out in their problems and has a significant influence on other countries such as Australia. Obama uses his power to help solve problems like global warming and natural disasters. Obama has good intentions to help the world out in any way possible and does not use his power in any way that would hurt anyone or use his power in a corrupt way. Obama is also a hero in some African American people’s eyes becoming the first African American president a lot of people now look up to him, so he definitely is a good person to his society and the people around him.
– By David Allitt, 11ENG