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A World Event That Happened In my Lifetime
Looking back to that day when I first reported to school I still have mixed emotions. I was happy that I was finally joining school like most of my siblings but this did not go without the feeling of fear and anxiety. That day I woke up early with the anticipation of wearing my new uniform which would later become a routine and nothing exciting. After bathing and dressing up my mother had already prepared breakfast for me which I was forced to take for I was very excited to leave the house for school. I hurriedly ate and grabbed a bag that seemed too big for my little shoulders to carry. My mother held my hand as we walked towards the school which was a short distance from home. The minute I entered class the excitements that I had were overcame by fear of meeting new faces and being left in the care of a stranger who was my teacher.
Time flew fast and soon the school became a place I came to like. Several functions would happen but on function that I have lived to remember was when I won a prize and it was prize giving day. The president was to grace the occasion and this made me feel very excited. My friends and family were there to see me crowned as a winner and receive an honorable prize. All the other students envied me. I will live to remember that day.
A Profile of a Person I Have Never Met
I have never met the 44th President of the United States of America; however, I have been fascinated by his history. Obama was born in an obscure place known as Honolulu in 1961. Obama was a successful student rising to be the President of Harvard Law Review and later a United States of America senator for Illinois (Parlett, 12). He ran for the Presidency of the United States in 2008 and won. He made history by becoming the first African-American President and commander-in-chief of the American Armed Forces. The charismatic leader served for two terms as the president of the United States of America.
Obamas father, the late Barrack Obama Sr. was born in Kenya and grew up herding sheep sang goats in Luo Nyanza Provence. He however, was a bright child and earned himself a scholarship that made it possible to travel to the United States of America to pursue his dreams. He was admitted to the University of Hawaii where he met Ann Durham, a fellow student (Parlett 21). They married on the February of 1961. Barrack was born in August of the same year.
As a child, Obama did not experience any close relationship with his father since Barrack Obama Sr. moved to Massachusetts to pursue a doctorate degree when Obama was still an infant. His parents, however, divorced in 1964 and soon after, Obama Sr. went back to Kenya.
Dunham, obama’s mother married an Indonesian by the name of Lolo Soetoro who was then a student at the University of Hawaii. Soon after, they relocated to Jarkata, Indonesia. However, several incidences involving Obama made his mother to send him back to Hawaii to stay with the maternal grandparents (Parlett 37). He was a successful student who loved playing basketball
After high school, Obama enrolled at Occidental College but later transferred to Columbia University where he graduated in 1983. In 1985, He moved to Chicago where he worked as a community organizer in the Roseland neighborhood. At around this time, Obama joined the Trinity Church. Obama also made a visit to Kenya where he paid an emotional homage to the grave of his father as well as his paternal grandfather (Parlett 42).
On return to America, Obams joined Harvard Law School in the fall of 1988. At Harvard, Obama was an exemplary student and he impressed many professors. Many people observed that Obama extra-ordinary character would have earned anything he desired, however, it was obvious that his interests were in changing people’s lives. In the same year, Obama Joined the Sidley Austin law firm as a summer associate. At the law firm, he met Michelle, a young lawyer and not long after the two started dating. Obama exemplary performance saw him elected as the editor of the renowned Harvard Law Review. He was the first African-American to take up that position. Finally, Obama graduated in 1991.
Obama autobiography, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance was published in 1995. The book has been reprinted in over twenty-five languages including Hebrew, Swedish, and Japanese. The Dreams, an audio book version of the autobiography has received a Grammy award.
In 2000 Obama was unsuccessful in his first electoral position as a House Representative, however, he was not deterred and in 2002, he set up a campaign committee for stab at the senate. He won the Senate seat in 2004. In the same year he was invited to make a keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in support of John Kerry Presidential candidature. The speech won him many political admirers.
In early February 2007, Barrack Obama hit the headlines by announcing his Presidential candidacy for the 2008 presidential race. He faced off with Hillary Clinton. He was the Democratic nominee and went further to win the Presidency with 52% and made history by becoming the first African-American to occupy the Whitehouse (Parlett 67).
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Parlett, M. (2014). Demonizing a President: The «Foreignization» of Barrack Obama: The «Foreignization» of Barack Obama, ABC-CLIO.
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