Rightly said by Stephen Chbosky, “Even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there.” And this famous saying comes lively and true after meeting a great personality none other than, BARACK OBAMA. He is a man who came from a continent outside The United States i.e. Hawaii from a poor background family and still faced all the hindrances in life and became the first African-American President who we admire & respect always in our heart.
Yes, if we choose the right path for us, and we have the strong will power to walk on that path continuously, then eventually we will WIN. And this was proved by a respected personality known as Barack Obama.
On 4th August 1961, a leader, a politician, a strong man, Barack Obama who became an inspiration for others was born in an island, famous by the name of Hawaii. He was born to a white mother & a black father. His mother, Ann Dunham was from Wichita, Kansas & father, Barack Obama Sr. was from Nyang’oma Kogelo, Kenya. Obama’s parents later separated. And Ann Dunham married Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian man, and moved to Jakarta with son, Barack Obama.
In 1970, Barack Obama returned to Hawaii to live with his maternal grandparents. He attended an elite private school there. Gradually he began to understand the tensions built in his mixed racial background. Finally, he graduated in 1983 with a degree in Political Science. In 1989, Obama met Michelle Robinson and got married on October 3, 1992. The couple was blessed with two beautiful daughters Sasha and Malia.
In 1996, Obama launched his own political career, as he was elected to the Illinois Senate, and he won as a Democrat from the Southside neighborhood of Hyde Park. Obama supported both Democrats & Republicans in drafting legislation on ethics & health care reform. He was a helping hand in creating a state earned income tax credit that benefited the working poor; he also promoted subsidies for early childhood education programs.
Obama’s charisma, stirring eloquence, and his campaign to bring change in the current political system vibrated with many Democrats, especially young & minority voters. On 3rd January 2008, Obama won a surprising victory against Hillary Clinton. After that nine months later, he was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate.
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