Barack Obama is most well known for being the 44th President and the first African American President of the United States. Prior to winning the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama served as an Illinois Senator in the United States Senate. Senator Barack Obama attended Columbia University, and after graduating, he enrolled in Harvard Law School.
After acquiring a law degree, Senator Obama became a dedicated civil rights lawyer, working in Chicago. He also worked as a professor at the law school within the University of Chicago, where he taught courses regarding constitutional law. Barack Obama was first elected to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate in 1997. He was subsequently reelected to serve two additional terms in the Senate. In 2007, Senator Obama initiated a presidential campaign for the 2008 presidential primaries.
Senator Barack Obama ran against Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary elections. After a close race, he successfully won the primaries and became the Democratic nominee in the 2008 presidential elections, running against the Republican candidate, Senator John McCain. Senator Barack Obama was victorious in the presidential election, and was inaugurated, becoming the 44th President of the United States.
Throughout his political career, Senator Obama has supported LGBT rights and he opposes the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy. He is a strong advocate of investing in renewable energy sources. In addition, President Barack Obama supports health care reform and has repeatedly stated his desire and intention to remove troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.