"I don't care whether you're driving a hybrid or an SUV. If you're headed for a cliff, you have to change direction. That's what the American people called for in November, and that's what we intend to deliver." ~ Barack Obama
My hero is Barack Obama. In my opinion, you don’t have to fight in a war to be a hero; you just have to be responsible, courageous, loving, trustworthy, respectful and caring. Barack Obama has all of these traits. He is my hero because he inspires not only me, but many others as well. He is the 44th President of the United States and lives in the White House in Washington, D.C. I know he has what it takes to be the president. He has the brains, the ideas, the loving personality, and the will to be responsible and trustworthy. He’s a very sharp man. He always tries to make the best choice to improve the economy. He is the first African American President. He is outstandingly intelligent and doesn’t want what’s right for him; he wants what’s right for the world. Obama is a hero, MY HERO!
|Obama in the waves|
His family is a mixture of African American and Caucasian. His mother is from Kansas, while his father is from Kenya. They lived in Hawaii when Barack Obama was born. At age two, his parents got divorced, so his dad went back to Africa while his mom stayed with him in Hawaii. When he was six, he and his mom went to Indonesia where his mom got married. At age ten, Barack returned to Hawaii to live with his grandparents on his mother’s side. His grandfather supported the troops in Europe after D-Day in World War II.
|Barack Obama with his grandparents|
Barack graduated from Harvard Law School where he was the first African American President of Harvard Law Review. He returned to Chicago, Illinois to help the community. Some of the communities were hurt by the closing of local steel plants, so Barack helped them rebuild buildings, and other structures. After helping the communities in Chicago, he worked in Chicago as a civil rights lawyer. He then taught at the University of Chicago Law School, where he helped students gain more knowledge.
Obama got more involved in politics every day and decided to run for the Illinois State Senate in 1996. After winning the seat, he worked to pass the first major ethics law in twenty-five years. He also worked to lower taxes and improve health care for everybody.
How did Barack achieve fame, you might ask? It started in 1995 when Barack published an autobiography called, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance. His audio version won a Grammy.
In 2000, he ran for the United States House of Representatives but lost. He was always against going to war in Iraq and spoke against it during a rally in October 2002. In 2004, he ran for the United States Senate and won. He became even more well known when he spoke at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 in support of John Kerry.
In 2008, Barack ran for President against John McCain. He won 28 out of 50 states and received over 66 million votes to John McCain’s 58 million. OBAMA WON THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. The first African American President was elected on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. Sadly, one day before Barack was elected, his maternal grandmother, who raised him, died.
|Barack Obama teaching at the University of Chicago Law School |
Barack Obama inspires many people by the books he has written, the outstanding speeches he gives, his community service and his belief that, together, we can all make the world a better place. He also inspires people by his determination to solve problems with other countries through negotiation instead of war.
He won the Nobel Peace Prize in October, 2009 for the hope that he will improve the global community. He was the fourth U.S. President to receive one, and the third President to win the Nobel Peace Prize while still in office.
Barack Obama has had an interesting life. He has overcome obstacles during his life with great success. His actions throughout his life are evidence that he wants to make the world a better place, influence many people to do the same and create a more peaceful world. After college, he had a chance to earn a lot of money, but instead chose to help rebuild communities. I believe that Barack Obama is a leader and a symbol of hope. Barack Obama is a hero, MY HERO!
|Obama being sworn in|
Did you know…
1. His favorite drink is black forest berry iced tea.
2. He has read all of the Harry Potter books.
3. He has boxing gloves signed by Muhammad Ali.
4. His favorite main dish is his wife’s shrimp linguini.
5. His favorite book is Moby Dick by Herman Melville.
6. He worked at Baskin Robbins as a teenager and now isn’t so crazy about ice cream.
7. During high school he was known as “O’Bomber” because of his crazy skills at basketball.
8. He is left-handed.
9. He was known as Barry until going to college when he asked to be addressed by his full name.
10. He carries a miniature Madonna and child statue and a bracelet which belongs to a soldier in Iraq for good luck.
11. He plans to install a basketball court at the White House.
12. His favorite artist is Pablo Picasso.
13. His specialty at cooking is chili.
14. He doesn’t drink coffee and rarely drinks alcohol.
15. He wears a size 11 men's shoe.
16. Malia’s godmother is Jesse Jackson’s daughter Santita.
17. He likes playing Scrabble and Poker.
18. His favorite snacks are chocolate-peanut protein bars.
19. His name means “one who is blessed” in Swahili.
20. If he weren’t a politician, he would have liked to be an architect.
21. His worst habit is checking his blackberry.
From 50 facts you might not know about Obama. (www.telegraph.co.uk)
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My hero is Barack Obama Jr. He is helpful, hardworking, and determined. Barack Obama became president in 2007 and has been our president eight years in a row. He was born August 4, 1964 in Honolulu Hawaii to his parents Barack Obama Sr. and Ann Dunham. Barack Hussein Obama's nationality is African American and had eight siblings named Maya Soetoro-Ng, David Ndesandjo,Abo Obama, George Obama, Malik Abongo Obama, Auma Obama, Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo, and Bernard Obama. Now Barack Obama has two children named Malia, and Natasha Obama, and his spouse is Michelle Obama (America's first lady). Barack Obama and his parents lived in Hawaii for 5 years then they moved to Indonesia for another 5 years and then back to Hawaii. When Obama returned to Hawaii his father didn't come with him and his mother because Barack Obama's parents were divorced. His father had gone to Kenya. When his father left, he wanted his Barack to become something great and that is when Obama started taking his education seriously so he got his education at Punahou School. Barack Obama is my hero for so many different reasons.
The first characteristic about Barack Obama is determination. Barack Obama is determined because while he was president he never said that he couldn't do something, he never gave up. Another reason Barack Obama was determined was he was always optimistic about everything before he even starts to do it. Lastly, Barack Obama is determined because even when he was a child, he was driven to be great because when he was little he wanted to make a change in the world. He knew in order to do that he would have to excel in school and every school grade he knew the grade would be great. These are all the reasons why Barack Obama is determined.
Another characteristic about Barack Obama is he is helpful not only for our country, but to the whole world. He is helpful to the world because even though he is President of the United States he is helpful towards people on Earth who are in need. Another way he was helpful is before he was president he still helped our country. His first job was as a community organizer in Chicago's largely poor and black South Side, he helped the Chicago communities. His second job was as a senator for Illinois so he helped both Chicago and Illinois for a while. Obama is still helpful even as president because every year he goes to a school in need and gives a special visit and speech to all the kids about working hard and achieving your goals. Lastly, Barack Obama is helpful because of his health insurance program named Obamacare. Obamacare is a program for sick, or hurt people in America to heal, and get great health. This programs is for Americans who don't have insurance and can't pay for a hospital or a doctor so they go to the Obamacare program for healing. These are all the reasons why Barack Obama is helpful.
The last characteristic about Barack Obama is he is very hard working. He works hard not only for America, but for the whole world. An example for how Barack Obama is hard working is when we have a wrong law or he sees something bad is happening he quickly realizes there has to be a change, so he works hard to make something that's wrong something right. An example was in 2014 Barack Obama changed the immigration law and made it right. Another example of how he is hard working is when he first became president he had a bad image people thought he was untrustworthy, didn't care, and was lackadaisical but he worked to change the way America thought about him. Lastly, Barack Obama is hard working because he worked diligently to become president even when he was a child, his father wanted him to become something great when he grew up, so when his father died he worked hard to become what his father wanted him to be. These are all the reasons why Barack Obama is hard working.
In conclusion Barack Obama is an awesome president and an awesome hero. He is helpful to the whole world, and its people. He the best president we've ever had in all these years because he is kind, fair, and is a great role model for everyone in the world. He is also my hero because of his determination. Barack Obama is like a superhero to me and like every superhero his power is being a great role model.
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