Let me introduce you to Barack Hussein Obama II.
He was a famous American politician who served as the 44th and also the first African-American President of the United States! 😲!
He was a role model for many people!
So, let us take a look at the life and achievements of Barack Obama!
Mysterious Barack Obama Facts
Barack Obama: When and where was he born?
Hey little friends! Did you know that Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961!?
He took birth at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu, Hawaii!
The meaning of his name Barack is “one who is blessed” in Swahili! 😲
Also, his childhood nickname was Barry!
His dad was Kenyan, while his mother was an American.
Another interesting fact about Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, is that she was of Welsh, English, Swiss, German, and even Irish descent! Quite amazing, isn’t it?
Obama in his childhood
Obama’s mom remarried Lolo Soetoro and moved to Indonesia’s Jakarta in the
There Obama learned to eat dog and snake 🐍meat along with roasted grasshopper.
During that time, he even had a pet ape called Tata!
Later, Obama returned to Hawaii to reside with his maternal grandparents in 1971!
Obama saw his father only once
I am really sad to learn this fact about Barack Obama! Want to know?
Obama’s parents Barack Obama Sr. and Ann Dunham, divorced when Obama was just two years!
So, his father returned to Kenya. Little Barack saw his father only once Obama Sr. came to Hawaii in the year 1971!
Later, in the year 1982, Obama Sr. was killed in a car accident🚗!
Obama’s first speech in public and his education
After graduating from high school with honors in 1979, Barack attended Occidental College in Los Angeles.
Later, in 1981, he made his first public speech!
In that speech, he urged the college authority to support the abolishment of apartheid in South Africa!
After two years, he transferred to Columbia University in New York and majored in political science!
In 1983, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree! He even worked for five years prior to attending law school 👨🎓!
Obama attended Harvard Law School
Have you heard this interesting fact about Barack Obama? No? Let me explain.
Obama attended Harvard Law School 🏛️and received his law degree magna cum laude in the year 1991!
There, he was the first-ever African-American president of the Harvard Law Review!
Obama taught constitutional law after graduation and directed a campaign
After his graduation, Obama taught constitutional law between the years 1992 and 2004 at the University of Chicago Law School!
During that time, in 1992, he even directed Illinois Project Vote, a voter registration campaign!
Obama published his autobiography in 1995
Later in 1993, Obama joined a law firm in Chicago that specialized in civil rights litigation!
When he was requested to write a book on race relations, Obama published his autobiography in the year 1995!
The name of his autobiography is “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.” 📚
This interesting and famous book deals with the high school days of Obama in Hawaii!
However, 1995 was also the year when Obama’s mother died in Honolulu!
Obama proposed to Sheila Miyoshi Jager twice but failed
Little fact explorers, have you heard this interesting fact about Barack Obama? No? Let’s explore!
While Obama was a community organizer, he lived with anthropologist Sheila Miyoshi Jager in the 1980s, in Chicago!
Though he proposed to Sheila twice, both were still turned down by Jager and her parents!
However, until May 2017, the relationship was not made public. It was a few months after his presidency had ended! Interesting, isn’t it?
Meeting of Obama and his wife, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson
When Obama was only 27 years of age, he met his future wife, Michelle! 👩!
She was another Harvard Law graduate and was assigned as Obama’s mentor!
This happened because he became a summer associate at the corporate law firm where Michelle was working!
Later, they married in October 1992!
Obama and his two daughters
After suffering a miscarriage, Michele, to conceive their children, underwent in-vitro fertilization!
So, in the year 1998, the couple’s first daughter Malia Ann was born!
Later, in the year 2001, Obama’s family increased with the birth of their second daughter, Natasha or ‘Sasha.”
Both of these girls attended the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.
The girls were promised a puppy if Obama won the presidential election!
So, later a Portuguese Water Dog named Bo joined Obama’s family! It was a gift from Senator Ted Kennedy!
Later, male Bo was joined by a female dog🐕, Sunny!
Some other books that are written by Obama
Obama has written many famous books📚 other than his autobiography.
Those are “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughter,”; “The Audacity of Hope,”; and “Change We Can Believe In.”
Obama and his story of becoming the President
In 1996, Obama was elected to the Illinois State Senate! He served there until 2005!
He even sponsored a bill in the State Senate to require the police to videotape interrogations in capital crime cases!
Later, in 2004, Obama run for U.S. Senate for the second time and won with 70 percent of the vote✌️, while his opponent was Alan Keyes!
This race is still famous as it is the first time in history a Senate race occurred between two African American candidates!
Also, he was the only third African American to hold that office since the days of Reconstruction!
Barack Obama: The first African-American President of America
I am really impressed to explore this wonderful fact about Barack Obama! What about you, my friends?
Barack Obama became the elected president of the United States✌️ on November 4, 2008!
He was the first African American to ever hold this prestigious office!
However, his maternal grandmother passed away on November 3, just one day before Obama was elected.
Obama was the fifth youngest president
On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the United States 44th President!
At that time, he was just 47 years old, and hence, he became the fifth youngest person to become the President!!
Another interesting fact about this famous person is that his inauguration was the largest attendance ever encountered for any event in Washington, D.C.
It had an attendance of nearly 2 million people! Really impressive, isn’t it?
Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize
Time Magazine named Barack Obama “Person of the Year “ for both the years 2008 and 2012!
However, the most important fact about this amazing political leader is that he received the Nobel Peace Prize in October 2009!
He received this prestigious prize for his “extraordinary efforts” at international diplomacy and foreign policy!
Obama, the first sitting U.S. president to speak to the British Parliament
Little friends, have you learned this wonderful fact about Barack Obama?
Obama was the first sitting president of the United States to speak to the British Parliament! Amazing, right?
There he spoke about various subjects, such as visit Hiroshima, Japan, endorsing same-sex marriage, and also visit Cuba in 88 years, and also re-establish diplomatic relations!
Obama appointed two women to serve on the Supreme Court
In the first two years of his presidency, Barack Obama appointed two women to serve on the Supreme Court!
On May 26, 2009, he nominated Sonia Sotomayor to replace retiring Associate Justice David Souter!
Later, on May 10, 2010, Obama nominated Elena Kagan to replace retiring Associate Justice John Paul Stevens!
Joining of Kagan brought the number of women sitting at the same time on the Court to three for the first time in the history of America!
Obama signed his signature legislation in 2010
Barack Obama signed his signature legislation, known as the Affordable Care Act, into law, in March of 2010!
Anywhere between 12 and 18 million Americans acquired health insurance can have coverage due to this law, if they have not enjoyed the facility already!
Barack Obama got re-elected in 2012
This famous personality was re-elected as the President of America on November 6, 2012!
Later, he was inaugurated on January 20, 2013, as needed by the constitution in a private ceremony in the in the White House!
However, the public ceremony at the capital took place the next day!
The President Obama and his YouTube channel
Barack Obama has a YouTube channel with more than 289 million views!
He even uploaded his weekly address to it; he was the first president to do so!
Obama, the second president in history to take the oath of office four times
Little friends, did you know this fascinating secret about Barack Obama??
In the year 2009, during his first inauguration, a mistake was made in the wording.
Hence, his oath of office had to re-take in a ceremony, the next day!
After the re-election, Obama became the second President in the history of America to take the oath of office four times, only after Franklin D. Roosevelt! Amazing, right?
Barack Obama: Meet one of the tallest presidents of the United States
Barack Obama, with an amazing height of six feet and one inch, is regarded as one of the tallest presidents in the United States!
In addition, he can bench press an impressive 200 pounds!
Obama doesn’t like ice-cream but like black forest berry iced tea
Oh, ice-cream, love it, right? Me too…
However, you will be amazed to know that Barack Obama is not a fan of this wonderful frozen desert🍨 since he worked at a Baskin-Robbins as a teenager!
In contrast, his favorite snack is chocolate peanut protein bars. Also, his favorite candy🍬 is Fran’s Smoked Salt Caramels!!
In addition, his favorite drink is black forest berry iced tea🍵, and he doesn’t like coffee!
Obama is left-handed and can speak Spanish
Have you heard this amazing fact about Obama?
This famous person is left-handed!
Barack Obama was the eighth President of America who was known to be left-handed!
He can even speak Spanish!
Sports and Obama: He likes different types of games
Obama had the tennis court at the White House adapted into a basketball court!
He is also a fan of golf and enjoys boxing matches!
He has a pair of boxing gloves🥊 owned by Muhammad Ali!
Obama even enjoys poker and Scrabble as well!
Some achievements of Barack Obama
President Obama accomplished many commendable things, such as the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, and even ordering the military operation that killed Osama. B. Laden!
Later, he left office on January 20, 2017, after serving as president for two terms!
So, little fact lovers, now know many interesting facts about Barack Hussein Obama😲!!
Isn’t the person and his contributions quite amazing?
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