A significant amount of information is available on Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, much of it coming from books that Obama has authored. Viewing the key event from his life in a timeline format can help you to sort each event by date and understand everything in a more simplified manner.
On February 2 Barack Obama, Sr., a Kenyan, and Stanley (Ann) Dunham, an American, marry in Maui.
On August 4 Barack Jr. was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to his parents
Ann took Barack Jr. with her to attend the University of Washington in Seattle.
Barack Obama Sr. received a graduate scholarship to Harvard so he moved to Harvard to study economics.
Ann Dunham returned to the University of Hawaii and met Lolo Soetoro, an exchange student from Indonesia.
Barack Obama Jr. spent a great deal of time with his maternal grandparents while his mother attended college.
Ann Dunham filed for and received a divorce from Barack Obama Sr.
Ann Dunham married Lolo Soetero
Lolo Soetoro returns to Jakarta, Indonesia.
Ann and Barack Jr. move to Lolo Soetero's hometown of Jakarta, Indonesia.
Lolo and Ann have a daughter, Maya.
At the age of ten, Obama Jr. is sent back to Hawaii to live with his maternal grandparents.
His father Barack Sr. comes to Hawaii for a visit.
Ann Dunham returns to Hawaii with her daughter Maya and attends graduate studies at the University of Hawaii.
Ann Dunham returns to Indonesia to do field work on her Ph.D. in anthropology.
Barack Jr. stayed in Honolulu with his grandparents.
He started going to school at Punahou, a prestigious prep school in Hawaii.
Barack Jr. started attending college at Occidental College in Los Angeles.
Ann Dunham divorced Lolo.
He made his first public speech, stating that Occidental should support the abolishment of apartheid in South Africa.
He transferred to Columbia University in order to major in political science.
Barrack Obama Sr. died in a car accident in Kenya.
Barack graduates from Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
During this year, Obama Jr. began to study at Harvard Law School. After his first year, he worked as an intern for a top law firm located in Chicago. It was here that he would meet the woman who he would eventually marry.
On February 5, Obama Jr. became the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.
Obama Jr. graduated from Harvard with his law degree and began work on his book Dreams of My Father.
He becomes the director of Illinois Project Vote.
Obama starts to teach constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School.
Ann Dunham earned her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Hawaii.
In October Obama Jr. married Michelle Robinson.
Obama Jr. became very interested in race and poverty issues. While still teaching, he started working with the Developing Communities Project as a community organizer.
He joined a law firm that specialized in civil rights legislation.
His mother returns to Hawaii, was diagnosed with cancer.
On November 7, at the age of 52, Ann Dunham dies from ovarian and uterine cancer.
Dreams of My Father is published.
He is elected to the Illinois Senate.
On July 4, the Obama's first daughter, Malia Ann, is born.
Obama Jr. runs for Congress. However, he loses to the Republican Bobby Rush.
On June 10, Obama's second daughter Natasha (Sasha) is born.
He starts to campaign for the United States Senate.
He becomes the chairman of the Illinois Senate's Health and Human Services Commitee.
On July 7 he is asked to give a keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention.
On November 2, he was elected to the United States Senate.
On January 5 he is sworn in as a U.S. Senator.
He announces his candidacy to be President of the United States.
On June 2 his grandmother passed away.
On June 3 it was announced that he beat Hillary Clinton in the primary race for the presidency and received the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party primary election.
He publically presented his Certificate of Live Birth to detail his official birthplace as Hawaii.
On November 5 it was announced that Obama had defeated Republican John McCain in the general election and would be the next president.
On January 20 Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.
On February 17 he signed the economic stimulus bill.
On September 9 he gave his health care speech.
On October 9 he was named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize which he accepted in December in Oslo.
On January 27 he gave his first State of the Union address.
On March 23 he signed the health care law.
On July 21 he signed the legislation regarding financial rules.
On August 29 he promised to continue to support New Orleans.
On April 4 he announced his re-election campaign.
On April 2 he had the 2,778 convention delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination.
On November 6 he won 332 electoral votes against Mitt Romney, with only 270 needed to be re-elected for his second term as President.
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