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Barack Hussein Obama's life story. ( Politician )

There’s no argument that Barak Obama, the current president of the Unites States, has a remarkable biography. From his childhood growing up in Hawaii and Indonesia, a child of interracial broken marriage, to his studies in L.A., New York and Boston, through his various administrational positions, and up to his election to presidency, Barak Obama surpassed all obstacles.

His inspirational personal story set aside, Obama is a strong believer in accepting and respecting the different, reaching out to the other and bringing people closer together with the hope of a peaceful, happier future.

The life story of Barack Hussein Obama

Barack Hussein Obama was born in 1961 in Hawaii. His parents Ann Dunham (American citizen) and Nyang’oma Kogelo, from Kenya, were separated two years after he was born.
After her divorce, Dunham married Indonesian student Lolo Soetoro and moved to Indonesia. Between age’s six to ten, Obama attended schools in Jakarta. In 1971, he returned to Honolulu to live with his maternal grandparents, and attended school from the fifth grade until his graduation from high school in 1979.
Following high school, he moved to Los Angeles to attend College. In 1981, after only two years he transferred to Columbia University in New York City, where he majored in political science with a specialty in international relations. After four years in New York City, Obama moved to Chicago, where he was hired as director of the Developing Communities Project. He worked there as a community organizer from 1985 to 1988. Obama entered Harvard Law School in late 1988.
From 1992-2004 Obama served as a professor of constitutional law at the Chicago Law School. In 1993 he joined a law firm that specialized in civil rights litigation, where he was an associate for three years.

Obama was elected to the Illinois Senate in 1996. He was re-elected to the Illinois Senate in1998, and was re-elected again in 2002. Obama resigned the Illinois Senate following his election to the U.S. Senate in 2005. Obama was the fifth African American Senator in U.S. history.

In 2007, Obama announced his candidacy for president of the United States. A large number of candidates entered the Democratic Party presidential primaries. The field narrowed to a duel between Obama and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. After winning at the primaries, Obama proceeded to focus on the general election campaign against Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee. Throughout the campaign, Obama emphasized the issues of rapidly ending the Iraq War, increasing energy independence and providing universal health care.

In November 2008, Obama won the presidency to become the first African American to be elected president. Obama announced a "new era" in U.S. foreign relations with Russia and Europe. He also called for "a new beginning" in relations between the Islamic world and the United States.

Obama is married to Michelle Robinson and the couple has 2 daughters. On October 2009 the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples".