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Essay By Barack Obama

Essay on Biography of President Barack Obama

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Obama’s Presidency
Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4th, 1961. He went to Harvard Law School. After his graduation, continued his legal work as a civil rights lawyer and a professor teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago. He was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996. He served there for three terms (1996-2004). Later on, he started his campaign in 2007 for the presidential election in 2008. He won the presidential election against John McCain, his Republican opponent and started serving in the office in January 20, 2009. He became the 44th President of The United States of America. He is more well-known for being the first African-American who ever served in The White House.
During his terms, he…show more content…

Obama’s Presidency
Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4th, 1961. He went to Harvard Law School. After his graduation, continued his legal work as a civil rights lawyer and a professor teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago. He was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996. He served there for three terms (1996-2004). Later on, he started his campaign in 2007 for the presidential election in 2008. He won the presidential election against John McCain, his Republican opponent and started serving in the office in January 20, 2009. He became the 44th President of The United States of America. He is more well-known for being the first African-American who ever served in The White House.
During his terms, he has placing several domestic policies. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), aka the Obama Care, is a good one to mention. It is a health care reform which purposely gives more Americans access to affordable, quality health insurance, and to reduce the growth in health care spending in the United States. It meant to lower the ranks of the uninsured and to help boost the economic. One factor of why this act is not working is “Americans are selfish” – Vu, 32. By saying this, he meant that a lot of Americans think that they are paying (high) taxes for those who don’t care about their health. Those who are not responsible for their health will eventually be depended on this act of the government; they will take advantages on

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Barack Obama celebrated his 55th birthday by publishing a lengthy and deeply personal article in Glamour magazine about feminism.

Obama is the first sitting president to publicly proclaim that he's a feminist. Michelle Obama hosted the first United State of Women summit in June, and both Obamas have shown their strong support for Hillary Clinton, the first woman to win a major party's nomination.

But Obama's essay in Glamour focused less on the policy and more on the personal.

"While I'll keep working on good policies — from equal pay for equal work to protecting reproductive rights — there are some changes that have nothing to do with passing new laws," he wrote. "In fact, the most important change may be the toughest of all — and that's changing ourselves."

Obama touched on the factors that have shaped his own feminism: admiration for the careers of his mother and grandmother, and respect for how Michelle balanced her career and parenting.

But the biggest thing that has influenced him, he said, is watching his daughters grow up.

"I also have to admit that when you're the father of two daughters, you become even more aware of how gender stereotypes pervade our society," he wrote. "You see the subtle and not-so-subtle social cues transmitted through culture. You feel the enormous pressure girls are under to look and behave and even think a certain way."

Fighting discrimination, he wrote, is about changing the culture — something Vice President Joe Biden has embraced as well. At the women's summit in June, Biden encouraged men to stand up against misogyny and rape culture.

"We need to keep changing the attitude that raises our girls to be demure and our boys to be assertive, that criticizes our daughters for speaking out and our sons for shedding a tear," Obama wrote. "We need to keep changing the attitude that punishes women for their sexuality and rewards men for theirs."

The article was widely praised on social media.

At the end of the essay, Obama called on readers to appreciate that the approaching election is a "historic moment," regardless of political views. He noted the importance of young girls like his daughters having female role models in positions of power and influence.

"I want them to know that it's never been just about the Benjamins; it's about the Tubmans too," he wrote. "That's what twenty-first century feminism is about: the idea that when everybody is equal, we are all more free."