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Barack Obama

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Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th President of the United States. He is the first African-American to hold the Office.

President Obama's successful election bid represents a turning point in American history. America's election of its first African-American president reinforces the historical significance of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment. Our nation's jurisprudence against racial discrimination is largely based on these constitutional doctrines.

President Obama's political career began as a community organizer in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Harvard Law School, he worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago. Later on, he taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School for 12 years.

As a politican, Obama served three terms as an Illinois senator from 1997 to 2004. He also served as a United States senator.

As a presidential candidate, Obama spearheaded a presidential campaign utilizing social networking technology as a means of grassroots organizing. Campaign themes included "Yes We Can" and "Change."


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