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His name is Barack Hussein Obama. His nickname was Barry.He was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii.When Barack was six, his parents got divorced and his dad moved to Kenya.He liked to play basketball.

The Early Years

Barack graduated from Columbia University.He married Michelle Robinson.They have two daughters, Sasha and Malia.Barack was a teacher before he went into politics.In 1988, he went to Harvard Law School.

Family Life

Barack became the first African-American president.He is the 44th president of the United States.

The Presidency

He ran against John McCain for president.In 1996, Barack was elected to the Illinois Senate. He wanted to improve the state’s schools.In 2004, he ran for the US Senate.

The Campaign

Works CitedAll images from http://www.whitehouse.govEdwards, Roberta. “Barak Obama: An American Story.” 2008.Falk, Laine. “Meet President Barak Obama.” 2009.Marks, Jennifer L. “President Barak Obama.” 2009.Mendell, David. “Barak Obama.” The New Book of Knowledge®. Grolier Online Accessed February 22, 2010.Wheeler, Jill C. “Barak Obama: 44th President of the United States.” 2009.

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