Barack Obama

4 marzo 2009 a las 12:13 | Publicado en English | Deja un comentario

Autora: Belalia Hajar. 1º de Bach. A

CHILDHOOD:

Barack Obama was born in 1961, Hawaii.

His mother was from Kansas, and his father was from Kenya. His parents divorced when he was four.

Barack´s moved to Indonesia; at the age of ten, he moved back to Honolulu (Hawaii) to go to better schools.

He moved to Chicago after graduating college in 1983. He thougt that changing laws could really help people.

FAMILY:

Barack Obama is married to Michelle Robinson Obama. She is a lawyer from Chicago.

They worked for a Chicago law company.

Since 2002, Michelle held important jobs at the University og Chicago Hospitals.

The Obamas have two daughters.

POLITICAL LIFE:

In 1996, Barack was elected to the Illinois State Senate where he served for six years.

In 2004, he was elected to the U.S. Senate. Four years later, he became the first African American in U.S. history to be the presidential candidate of a major political party.

Barack Obama told:

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we´ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

POLITICAL VIEWS:

-On Education:

Obama believes that preschool and summer programs help children. He thinks students should learn more math and science.

-On Health Care:

He wants the government to create a new health plan that everyone can afford.

-On the War in Iraq:

Obama has always been against the war in Iraq. He doesn´t believe that the war is making the United States or the world any safer. He wants to bring in the United Nations to help Iraq with its problems.

Obama also believes that U.S. soldiers should be working more on stopping the terrorists who caused the 9/11 attacks.

 

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