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Barack Obama

  • Born

    Born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Indonesia

    6 years old. In Indonesia Barack Obama becomes familiar with poverty, beggars, and children dying from illnesses.
  • School

    Barack Obama applies and accepted to Harvard Law School. He takes student loans to pay his tuition.
  • Kenyia

    Barack Obama is now 26 years old. Before beginning his law studies, he decides to visit Kenya. He wants to know who his father was, so he can understand his own identity.
  • Harvard Law Review

    February 5, 1990 - Barack Obama becomes the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review.
  • Graduates

    Graduates from Harvard School
  • Congress

    Barack Obama runs for Congress. He rival is Rep. Bobby Rush, an experienced politician. During the campaign, a pivotal vote on gun control legislation is due in the State Senate. When the vote comes on the floor, Barack Obama is in Hawaii visiting his 18 months old daughter, Malia, who is ill.
  • Senate

    Barack Obama is reelected to the Illinois Senate.
  • Senator

    Barack Obama is sworn as a U.S. senator.
  • Candidacy

    Barack Obama announces his candidacy for President of the United States in the 2008 U.S. presidential election.
  • US President

    US President
    Barack Obama wins the US Presidential Election and becomes the first African-American President of the United States