This Saturday, American attorney and politician Barack Obama turns 57. Serving as the 44th President of the United States in two terms from 2009 to 2017, Mr. Obama made history from the start by being the first African American to win the US presidency. With his first presidential election campaign promising hope and change, he entered the White House when the US was fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan and faced the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Despite the difficult background of matters to tackle at his inauguration, Mr. Obama managed to achieve a series of important milestones for the national well-being throughout his tenure.
To wish a happy birthday to the former US political leader and 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner, we have created the Barack Obama timeline, which overviews some of his most important life events and achievements.
Born in Hawaii, he moved with his family to Jakarta when he was 6, where he attended local Indonesian-language schools, while also being homeschooled by his mother. By the age of 10, the young Barack was able to speak his new home’s language fluently.
Returning to Hawaii to live with his grandparents, he completed his high school studies and went on to attend Occidental College in Los Angeles, but later moved to Columbia University in New York. Soon, he began his career as a community planner by taking a position in Chicago which allowed him to be involved in city cleanup, school reform and other similar activities.
The young and ambitious Obama continued his academic education by enrolling at Harvard Law School and graduating from it with a JD degree magna cum laude. He entered the political scene in 1996 and, step by step, forged a solid career as a politician to be elected as President of the United States twice.
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