By Jane Sutcliffe
Describes the lifetime of our forty fourth president from his beginning to a mom from Kansas and a father from Kenya, via his formative years, and faculty years, and his paintings as a neighborhood organizer in Chicago to his access into politics as a country senator and his meteoric upward thrust to the presidency and inauguration because the first African American U.S. president.
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45, Hartford (CT) Courant, “Students Trying to Be Part of History” (January 18, 2009, H21). 48 THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK True or False? Barack Obama’s family lives in three different countries. True! His mother was born and raised in the United States. His father came from Kenya. His stepfather came from Indonesia. Family members still live in all three places. ENJOY ALL OF THE HISTORY MAKER BIOS! Abigail Adams Abraham Lincoln Albert Einstein Alexander Graham Bell Amelia Earhart Andrew Jackson Anne Frank Anne Hutchinson Barack Obama Benjamin Banneker Benjamin Franklin Bill Clinton Chief Joseph Christopher Columbus Madam C.
4 The Speech B arack went back to his job as a state senator. But after his loss in the election, he began to wonder. When people saw him, did the word loser flash through their minds? Barack worked hard making speeches and meeting voters. His work often kept him away from home. In 2001, his second daughter, Natasha, was born. Barack and Michelle nicknamed her Sasha. Barack had two little girls who needed him at home. He began to think about quitting politics altogether. 28 That wouldn’t be easy for Barack.
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Barack Obama (History Maker Bios) by Jane Sutcliffe