During the eight years of presidency at the helm of the United States, Barack Obama demonstrated a charisma and leadership that few presidents in the world enjoy. His term was truly historic, so it means being the first African-American president in a country with a limiting history when it comes to the black community and, second, also as a brilliant mandate.
He was born in Honolulu (Hawaii, USA) on August 4, 1961. From a Kenyan father and a Kansas mother, he lived his childhood with his grandfather, a veteran of the Patton Army, and his grandmother, a woman who exemplified how the Effort bears fruit, since she begins as a secretary in a bank, to later be promoted to middle management.
So it is clear where Barack Obama inherits his momentum and culture of effort, which started from receiving scholarships par excellence academic and working and studying at the same time to save and achieve a great goal such as enrolling in college, this is a real challenge for a person in the american middle class. Finally, after two years of studies at Occidental College, he moved to New York to study Political Science and International Relations at Columbia University. After a stinging in Chicago, where he works with ecclesiastical associations to help communities affected by the closure of local steel plants, he earns a place at Harvard Law School. Those values and their constancy were paying off and his first historic appointment was at the best university in the country, becoming the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review.
After graduating in 1991, Obama returns to Chicago where he helps lead a voter registration campaign and teaches Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago for twelve years. In turn, he began his stage in the political sphere as a senator in Illinois in 1997, a position for which he would be re-elected two years later until in 2004 he won the elections to access the United States Senate.
Four years later, he launched the Democratic Party presidential election campaign and, following the election, on November 4, 2008, became the first African-American president in U.S. history, with 365 votes against 173 for Republican candidate McCain. A mandate marked by the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, conflicts with terrorist groups and the crises in Iraq and Afghanistan, and at the same time, remembered for achieving the greatest legislative achievement in history with the improvement of the health system (Obamacare), A successful economic rescue that succeeds in boosting industry, restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba (Cuban Thaw), ending the Al Qaeda group, and taking sides in the fight against climate change. His mandate lasted until 2014, after being re-elected in the 2012 elections.
In 2009 he has awarded Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the third president of the United States to receive this award. In the words of the Nobel Committee leader Thorbjørn Jagland he is awarded “for his efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation among peoples” and “a vision of a world without nuclear weapons.”
Throughout his political career, he will receive the unconditional support of his wife, Michelle Obama, an atypical first lady and talented lawyer, with great public speaking skills and an excellent sense of humor. A spontaneous, simple and affectionate woman, thanks to which her husband will always down to earth . He met her at the law firm where they both worked. Thus began an idyllic love story that continues to this day with her two daughters Malia Ann and Natasha.
Barack Obama is a model of excellence. His enormous magnetism, his oratory, his incredible communication skills and his closeness captivate the American population and the entire world. There is no doubt that the circumstances were conducive to hope for a new change, but it was not a sufficient condition to achieve it. His impact and extraordinary legacy lay in the hopeful force of his speech and in his visionary way of understanding politics, which makes him a self-made leader and a charismatic character.