Barack Obama stated, “Our destiny is not written for us. It is written by us.” Was the former president talking about himself and his rise to the American presidency?
On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States, the first African American to be elected to this office. Former President Obama’s politics of unity appealed to many segments of American society. When Obama became president, the United States faced challenges at home and abroad. Internationally, the country was stalled in two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Domestically, the country faced a financial and banking crisis, and poverty was on the rise. Undaunted by these colossal challenges, former President Obama noted, “We did not come to fear the future. We came to shape it.”
Barack Obama: A Life in American History discusses the life of Barack Obama chronologically and discusses his post-presidential life. Readers of all levels with an interest in Barack Obama, politics, political parties, political ideology, presidential elections, government, and the U.S. presidency will find this book compelling.
- Provides readers with insight into Barack Obama's rise in politics, from community organizer to president, the highest political office in the United States
- Provides an understanding of how the Obama presidency had a significant impact on the United States
- Deconstructs key events during the first and second terms of the Obama presidency
- Examines the Obama administration's foreign and domestic policies