President Obama’s First Year in Office

It has been a year since President Obama’s Inauguration as the 44th President of the United States. Below is a look back on his race to the white house and first year in office.
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Race to the White House On February 10, 2007, Barack Obama announced his candidacy for president of the United States. Throughout Obama’s campaign, he emphasized the issues of ending the Iraq War, increasing energy independence and granting universal health care.

Election In November 2008, Obama won the presidency with 52.9% of the popular vote and 365 electoral votes to 173, to become the first African American to be elected president.

Inauguration President Obama was sworn in as the 44th President on January 20, 2009, and continued his promise of change. Within days, Obama directed the U.S. military to develop plans to withdraw troops from Iraq, and ordered the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

Nobel Peace Prize On October 9, 2009, it was announced that President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to mend international relations.

Health Care Reform President Obama has called on Congress to pass health care reform and wants them to approve the 1,017 page plan for overhauling US health care by the end of the 2009.

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Author: Ashley McMahon, Marketing Manager
Published: Jan 20, 08:39 AM
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