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Barack Obama

Introduction and Upbringing

Barack Obama was born. He worked in Chicago as a community organiser after graduating from Columbia University in 1983. He entered Harvard Law School in 1988 and served as the Harvard Law Review’s first black president. From 1992 through 2004, he worked as a civil rights attorney and taught; constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School.

He served in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, when he ran for the United States Senate. With his March Senate primary victory, his well-received July DNC keynote address; and his landslide November election to the Senate, Obama garnered national notice in 2004. He was nominated by the Democratic Party for president in 2008; a year after launching his campaign and following a close primary race against Hillary Clinton.

His Political Career And The Ventures He Took When In Power

In 1996, Obama was elected to the Illinois Senate, succeeding Democratic State Senator Alice Palmer from Illinois’ 13th District, which at the time included the Chicago South Side neighbourhoods of Hyde Park–Kenwood, South Shore, and Chicago Lawn. After being elected, Obama was able to get bipartisan support for ethics and health-care reform bills.

Especially President Obama sponsored legislation that enhanced low-income employees’ tax credits, negotiated welfare reform, and pushed for increased childcare subsidies. As co-chairman of the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Administrative Rules in 2001, Obama backed Republican Governor Ryan’s payday loan and predatory mortgage lending regulations in an effort to prevent house foreclosures.

Moreover In 1998, he was re-elected to the Illinois Senate, defeating Republican Yesse Yehudah in the general election; and in 2002, he was re-elected once again.

In the Democratic primary for the United States House of Representatives in Illinois’s 1st congressional district in 2000, he lost by a two-to-one ratio to four-term incumbent Bobby Rush.

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