Step into the Oval Office with Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama II is the first African-American to be elected President of the United States and is the forty-fourth president.
Obama is a graduate of both Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the first African-American editor of the Harvard Law Review. He has worked as a community organizer, practiced as a civil rights attorney and has also taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School.
1961: Born in Hawaii, U.S.A.
1983: Graduates from Columbia University
1985: Moves to Chicago to become a community organiser
1991: Graduates from Harvard Law School
1991: Returns to Chicago to practice civil rights law
1992: Marries Michelle Robinson
1995: Runs and wins the Illinois State Seat
1998: Daughter Malia born
2001: Daughter Sasha born
2004: Gives keynote address at Democratic National Convention and this widely broadens his popularity and fame
2007: Announces his run for the Democratic Nomination for President of the United States
2008: Wins the bid for Democratic Nomination for President
2008: Elected President of the United States on November 4
2009: January 20 – Inauguration Day