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Barack Hussein Obama

by Brandon from San Diego

Obama in a suit (open.salon.com/files/barack-obama-21232458043.jpg)
Obama in a suit (open.salon.com/files/barack-obama-21232458043.jpg)

Have you ever wondered how it feels to be a hero? Well Barack Obama is. Obama is the 44th president of the United States, but also the fifth African American to be in the U.S. Senate. Obama is famous for being the first African American president. Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii and before becoming president he lived in Chicago, Illinois. Barack Obama shows kindness and integrity through the things he does every day, therefore he is a hero

Obama being a good example (photos.upi.com/story/t/29c03066a5006d0f911c39)
Obama being a good example (photos.upi.com/story/t/29c03066a5006d0f911c39)

Obama shows kindness by creating a health bill to help people. In February 2010 Obama did something to change America. He issued a health bill that would require everybody to have health insurance by 2014 (Trickey). Some of the laws included the government’s reimbursement to small companies buying health insurance, and mandatory health insurance for everybody. Obama shows kindness by finally cracking the whip on health insurance. Also he shows the importance of health insurance and what he is willing to do for everyone to have it. Another act of kindness is the promising of taking the troops out of Iraq. Obama knows that the troops might have families they need to get to and support (A&E). While others just need a break from war because they could eventually have a mental breakdown or get something known as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Obama shows integrity by paying tribute to his race and other things that he does every day. Obama had paid tribute to Dorothy Height, the late civil rights champion (A&E). This shows that Obama pays tribute to his race and is not afraid to do so. Also he respects the civil rights leaders. In November 2009 Obama did something Americans would respect him for. Obama rose to be the first black president. Obama is not afraid to take on a huge challenge, regardless of his race, and everybody should respect him for that. Obama very much shows that even through the death threats that public figures receive, he will still persevere with the strength of any American leader.

Obama in a picture (http://www.portlandart.net/archives/barack-obama-bw.png)
Obama in a picture (http://www.portlandart.net/archives/barack-obama-bw.png)

Through what he does everyday Barack Obama is a hero. Obama rose against Americans and became a president but also was kind enough and brave enough to do what he does every day. He also inspires you to be yourself and do what you think is right, because look at what he did - he became a president through what he believed and will go down in history for his great achievements to come. People might think of Obama as a hero because he is black, but he should be remembered through his hard work, bravery, kindness, and integrity. Just remember to do what you want to do and be who you want to be, it will always get you somewhere.

"Obama, Barack." U*X*L Encyclopedia of U.S. History. Sonia Benson, Daniel E. Brannen, Jr., and Rebecca Valentine. Ed. Lawrence W.Baker and Sarah Hermsen. Vol. 6. Detroit: UXL, 2009. 1171-1173. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 23 Apr. 2010.

"Obama, Barack (1961-)." Presidential Administration Profiles for Students. Online ed. Detroit: Gale, 2009. Student Resource Center - Gold. Gale. DEL NORTE HIGH SCHOOL. 23 Apr. 2010 Trickey, Erick. "Obama, Barack (1961-)." Newsmakers. Vol. 4. Detroit: Gale, 2007. Student Resource Center - Gold. Gale. DEL NORTE HIGH SCHOOL. 30 Apr. 2010

"http://www.biography.com/articles/Barack-Obama-12782369." Barack Obama Biography. A&E Television Networks., April 29, 2010. Web. April 29, 2010. .

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