Obama was thePresident of the United States he became president on January 20 2009. Obamasfirst term was about the global financial crisis. Obama was the first AfricanAmerican President of the united states.
He was known for talking about taxcuts, global financial crisis, health care and more. The 2008 election was the56th quadrennial election. Obama ran as a democrat and john McCain ran is arepublican. On November 4, 2008, “52.
9 percent of votes were in Obamas favor,giving him a decisive victory” (27 James). Obama beat McCain in the popularvote and the college vote. Obamas vote amount was 69.5 the highest a presidentever gotten. Obama signed “the Lilly Ledbetter fair pay act of 2009 and thechildren’s health insurance program and won approval from congress budget resolution”(James 29). This reform helped families with the unfair and inappropriate wagegap.
Obama was breaking the bush administration except the troops in right hecontinued through on bush’s Iraq withdraw of troops. The troops withdraw beganin December of 2007 and completely ended in 2011. He supports the unitednations on sexual orientation and gender identity by lifting the seven-year banon funding for embryonic stem research, and he closed the Guantanamo baydetention camp in Cuba. Sixty-five percent of people agreed on what Obama wasdoing and twenty-nine percent disapproved according to a survey done on April.One of the biggest things Obama has done is the Protection and Affordable CareAct or also known as Obamacare. State congress signed a law by Obama on marchtwenty third 2010.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act helpedestimated about twenty to twenty-four million people. The law said to improvehealthcare costs and improve quality. The Barack Obama Administration waschartered as a tax increases on higher income Americans and designed to fundhealthcare. On April fifteen 2010 the space policy of Barack Obama administrationannounced to increase funding for NASA (National Aeronautics and SpaceAdministration) by six billion dollars over five years.