Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States of America.
In 2008, President Obama became the first African American President of the United States.
Before becoming the first African-American President, President Obama served as a U.S. Senator of Illinois from (2005-2008). Obama was born on August 4, 1961, at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the only president
who was born in Hawaii.
During his first two years in office, Obama signed many landmark bills into law. The main reforms were the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act (often referred to as "Obamacare", shortened as the "Affordable Care Act"), the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform
and Consumer Protection Act, and the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
and Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 served as economic stimulus amidst the Great
Recession. After a lengthy debate over the national debt limit, he signed the Budget Control and the American Taxpayer Relief Acts.
After winning re-election by defeating Republican opponent Mitt Romney, Obama was sworn in for a second term in 2013. During this
term, he promoted inclusiveness for LGBT Americans. His administration filed briefs that urged the Supreme Court to strike down
same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional (United States v. Windsor and Obergefell v. Hodges); same-sex marriage was fully legalized
in 2015 after the Court ruled that a same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional in Obergefell. He advocated for gun control in
response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, indicating support for a ban on assault weapons, and issued wide-ranging
executive actions concerning climate change and immigration. In foreign policy, he ordered military intervention in Iraq.
Quote: "Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are
the change that we seek." -Barack Obama - 2 days ago