Barack Obama President From 2009 to 2017
Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He is the first African American to have served as president. The first African American to serve in the office. First elected to the presidency in 2008, he won a second term in 2012. He was subsequently elected to a second term over former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. On November 4, lines at polling stations around the nation heralded a historic turnout and resulted in a Democratic victory, with Obama capturing some Republican strongholds (Virginia, Indiana) and key battleground states (Florida, Ohio) that had been won by Republicans in recent elections. Taking the stage in Chicago’s Grant Park with Michelle and their two young daughters, Malia and Sasha, Obama acknowledged the historic nature of his win while reflecting on the serious challenges that lay ahead. 'The road ahead will be long, our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even one term, but America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you, we as a people will get there.'
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. If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress. I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody.
Barack Obama Facts
First Lady: Michelle Obama
Born: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Elected: 2009 to 2017
Political Party: Democratic Party
Left Office: Retired
Date of Birth: August 4, 1961