Barack Obama's Biography

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In History
  • Marriage of Barack Sr. and Ann Dunham

  • Barack Hussein Obama II was born

  • Move to Jakarta, Indonesia and birth of sister

    Ann,Lolo Soetoro(husband) ,and Obama II moved to Indonesia where his half sister was born. Her name is Maya Soetoro Ng.
  • Barack moved in with maternal grandparents.

    Ann sent Barack back to Hawaii to live after several incidents happened in Indonesia
  • Barack Graduates

    Barack graduated from Punahou Academy, excelling in basketball and graduating with academic honors.
  • The death of Barack Sr.

    Barack Sr. died in a car accident while traveling in Nairobi
  • Barack graduates college

    After high school, Obama studied at Occidental College in Los Angeles for two years. He then transferred to Columbia University in New York, graduating in 1983 with a degree in political science.
  • Chicago bound

  • Harvard bound

    Barack began Harvard Law
  • Meeting Michelle

    Michelle Robinson, an associate at Sidley & Austin law firm in Chicago. She was assigned to be Obama's adviser during a summer internship at the firm, and soon the couple began dating.
  • Barack Graduates Harvard

    He graduated magna cum laude.
  • Wedding bells

    Barack and Michelle got married.
  • Illinois state senate

    Obama won the Illinois state senate as a democrat
  • Birth of a baby girl

    Malia was born
  • Another baby girl!

    Sasha was born
  • Obama makes US Senate

  • President?

    Barack announces candidancy for President
  • President!

    Obama beats John McCain in the presidential election of 2008
  • First State of the Union Address

    President Obama delivered his first State of the Union speech. During his oration, Obama addressed the challenges of the economy, proposing a fee for larger banks, announcing a possible freeze on government spending in 2010, and speaking against the Supreme Court's reversal of a law capping campaign finance spending.