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Obama: presidential timeline

  • Inauguration

    Inaugurated as the 44th American President, the first African-American to ever be elected.
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    Obama's first term as President

  • Signs order for closure of Guantanamo Bay

    Obama signs an exectutive order for the closure of Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility withing a year.
  • $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed into law

    also called the Stimulus or The Recovery act, it was created to ease the recession
  • Secretetary of State Hillary Clinton pledges $900 million for humanitarian aid

    aimed specifically at the Gaza Strip and the West Bank where fighting has broken out, causing severs conditions
  • Authorises Navy Seal action that rescues Richard Philips

    Richard Philips was captured by pirates, only rescued as Obama okay's military action
  • Troops begin to withdraw from Iraq

    American combat troops start to leave major Iraqi cities.
  • Awarded Nobel Peace prize

    "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples"
  • Committs $100,000,000 to Haiti

    Humanitarian money sent to aid in the wake of the earthqake
  • Signs The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law

    unofficially 'Obamacare' expands access to over 30 million Americans to health care
  • Signs Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act

    To amend aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and mitigate the PPACA's influence.
  • Signs latest START treaty with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

    reduces the stockpiles of nuclear weapons that both countries hold
  • Signs Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act

    gives more support and heakth care services for veterans and expands the benefits for caregivers and improves training
  • Signs Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

    instigates financial regulatory reform - considered a big step in combating recession
  • Signs Small Business Jobs Act of 2010

    $30 billion for Treaury to make investment in small business
  • Signs Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010

    does not immediately repeal the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy in the US that prevented open homosexuality but opened the way for it to be removed from policy September 10 2011
  • Ends two year ban on military trials for detainees at Guantanamo Bay

    signing Executive Order 1356
  • Orders military air strike in Libya

    Orders strie on Muammar Gaddafi's forces
  • Announces Osama Bin Laden has been killed

  • Signs Budget Control Act

    put into place to address the Debt ceiling crisis by raising the limit of the 'ceiling'
  • Visits Fort Bragg to mark the end of the Iraq war

    signals the end of 8 years of fighting