Aiden Lindsay


Barack Hussein Obama II is a role model and a change maker because he was the first African-American president of the United States, and he changed the world during his time in office.

Barack Hussein Obama II was born august 4 1961 Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children Honolulu, Hawaii to a white mother and a black father. In late August 1961, Obama and his mom moved to the University of Washington in Seattle, where they lived for a year. Obama's parents divorced in March 1964. In 1963, His mother met a man named Lolo Soetoro at the University of Hawaii. Soetoro was from Indonesia The couple married in Molokai, Hawaii on March 15, 1965. After his visa expired, Lolo returned to Indonesia in 1966. Obama and his mother followed almost a year and a half later in 1967. From age six to ten, Obama attended local Indonesian-language schools. As a result of those four years in Jakarta, he was able to speak Indonesian fluently as a child. While he was in Indonesia, his step-father taught him to be resilient and gave him "a pretty hard headed assessment of how the world works". In 1971, Obama returned to Honolulu to live with his grandparents. He attended Punahou School,a private college prep school.

After graduating from high school in 1979, Obama moved to Los Angeles to attend Occidental College. In February 1981, Obama made his first public speech, telling the students and staff of Occidental to participate in the disinvestment from South Africa in response to that nation's policy of racism. Later in 1981, he transferred to Columbia University in New York City, where he majored in political science. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1983. Two years after graduating from Columbia, he went to Chicago and he got hired as director of the Developing Communities Project. Obama attended Harvard Law School in 1988, living in Somerville, Massachusetts. During his summers, he returned to Chicago, where he worked at the law firms including: Sidley Austin in 1989 and Hopkins & Sutter in 1990. After graduating with a juris doctor degree from Harvard in in 1991, he returned to Chicago.

The affordable health care act known as Obama care is a way to help all Americans get affordable health care for themselves and their family. One of the main reasons  is because going to the hospital is very expensive and has become the number one cause of bankruptcy in America. but if you have insurance you don't have to worry about most of these costs. Most people get health insurance from their employer, but not all positions in a company have that, or if your homeless and you have no employer. For any number of any reasons that people didn't have insurance, if something happens then they often didn't pay the bill, causing the hospital to charge it to an emergency medicaid bill raising the cost of insurance for everyone else. What Obama care did for this country saved tens of thousands of lives and helped reduce the cost of health insurance for the everyday person.

In the year of 1979 the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan with the purpose of converting it to a communist controlled country, so the unhappy Afghan locals then started rebelling against the Soviets. In response to this, intent on securing control on the soviets deployed more troops. At the time Osama Bin Laden was in college in Saudi Arabia. When he heard about the war, he was upset that a non-islamic country was trying to control his country. He wasn't the only one thinking this way, thousands of rebels stood up, as well as muslim soldiers from other countries know as Afghan Arabs. With Bin Laden’s immense wealth, he returned to afghanistan and helped train new Afghan soldiers and established a camp called al-Masada, or the Lion’s Den. His reputation grew and with it, his forces. He went on to found Al-Qaeda, the terrorist organization that would soon become infamous. The Soviets ended up withdrawing after a long campaign, failing ultimately in their goals. Osama returned home, to Saudi Arabia, as a hero and was given great respect for his actions. All of that changed on the day that Saddam Hussein decided to attack Kuwait. After hearing about this, Osama begged the royal family to let him raise an army, and the royal family denied his request. Then, the royal family called for help from the United States, and that's what started Osama's decent in to radicalism. After 9/11 we figured out that it was a radicalist group known as al-Qaeda that commited the attack led by none other then Osama Bin Laden. After the attack the United States declared war against them to protect our country. Osama later evaded capture and crossed the Afghan border and crossed into Pakistan, with al-Qaeda still operating across the border. Shortly after taking office in 2009, Obama told the director of the CIA to make capturing and killing Osama Bin Laden the top priority of the war against al-Qaeda. On May 2, 2011, Osama Bin Laden was killed in an operation conducted by the US military.

In conclusion, Obama is a change maker because of so many changes he made to America and the rest of the world.He is also the first African American to take presidential office. He signed Obama care which improved the lives of millions in America and he ordered for the death of Osama Bin Laden which possibly saved thousands more lives. All in all, Obama has  changed the world for the better.









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