We the people of the United States of America have had are share of many presidents. Some presidents are greatly head in the public eye. Such presidents like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and Bill Clinton have had a lasting memory on this nation. Many of our presidents have had a lot in common. All of our previous presidents are man. Some were republican, and others were democrats. The main thing they shared was their race, by them all being white. But can you imagine an African-American man becoming president. If we look back at our presidential history you will never find a black man even close to becoming president. But all this soon may change.
Now during this new day in age we are closer than ever in seeing such a person become president. Such a person has already has his name known by many throughout these states and around the world. In February 2007, Barack Obama made headlines when he announced his candidacy for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. Along with him making headlines and fighting a tough battle against him were former first lady and current U.S. Senator from New York, Hillary Rodham Clinton. While fighting such a tough race against one of our most highly favored ex-presidents, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama eventually shined through, becoming noticed by many until he became the presumptive nominee on June 3, 2008. He has made history becoming the first black presumptive nominee.
His victory in becoming the first black presumptive nominee did not in any way begin his success in the political lifestyle here in the United States. Barack Obama has done many things great for his community as well as the nation.
Barack Hussein Obama was born Aug. 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Queen's Medical Center. His father, Barack Obama, Sr. (1936-1982) was born of Luo ethnicity in Nyanza Province, Kenya. Many people of the Luo ethnicity played a key role in that country's struggle for independence in the...