Obama Report

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Freedom is never given; it is won." - A. Philip Randolph. Obama has given inspiration to African Americans by showing them though working hard you can succeed like become the first African America president. Though struggles and accomplishments, Obama has influenced a generation of African Americas by rising from the bottom to the United States president. Obama being elected president. he won by a land slide victory in 2008 with a Popular vote of 69,498,516. he still won even thought not having the right connections to investors and political families. Obama is the first African-American president and a inspiration to African Americas all over the world.

Obamas life was different that most peoples like he grew up with out a father and grew up mostly with his grandparents. Barack Hussein Obama was born on August 4, 1961 on Honolulu, Hawaii. He was born to Ann Dunham a white American born in Kansas and Barack Obama sr. a Black Kenyan in Hawaii. His parents met a the university of Hawaii. They fell in love and 1961 they had Obama one year after being married. Ann and Obama were left behind while Barack Obama sr. left to study at Harvard in Massachusetts. Barack Obama's father returned to Kenya to work as a government economist. This separation led to divorce. After the divorce Obama and his mom moved into her parents Stanley and Madelyn Dunham. Ann remarried an Indonesian oil manager named Lolo and moved to Indonesia when Obama was six. After a while being exposed to tropical property and his mom worried about education Obama returned to Hawaii at the age of ten where he is brought up by his grandparents. in fifth grade he was inroled into Punahou school a top prep Academy. Obama has had may events of his life but slowly he moved up thought the ranks from the president of the Harvard law review to the president.

Obamas has had many influences like Nelson Mandela but has had may obstacles in his way like feeling like a outsider in school and not having the right background to be the president. Mandela’s influence inspired Obama to get involved in the fight against apartheid at Occidental College and also help the future president Obama though community organizing to politics with ins patios words and advises. Obama being one of 3 black kids in School. He struggled to find out what he was meant for. After thinking that he should act like the blacks on TV he starts to curse take drugs and not hang out with the right kids. Obama being born with a foreign black father and a white mother had no ties will political family's that could help and support his presidential campaign. Obama also was not rich and could not continual fund his campaign(bio.story) But int he end obama was elected the 44th president of the United States. Obama from the president election challenges to one of his inspiration Nelson Mandela has had may challenges and influences from his childhood to being the president of the U.S.

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