Saturday, November 8, 2008

Worldly Wednesday: Barack Obama

We will study a little about our next president this week.

Barack Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961. After he graduated from college (Columbia University), he moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1985. In 1991, he graduated from Harvard Law School. While he was at Harvard, Barack Obama was the first African-American to serve as president of the Harvard Law Review.

He married his wife, Michelle (Robinson), in 1992 and they have 2 daughters together, Malia and Sasha. Until they move into the White House, they reside in south Chicago.

Prior to being elected as a US Senator for Illinois, Barack Obama has served as a leader in the Illinois state Senate, a community organizer and a civil rights attorney. He was elected to the US Senate in 2004 and served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Veterans Affairs Committee, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Barack Obama was elected as the 44th US President on November 4, 2008 and will be sworn into office on January 20, 2009.

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