Facts about Barack Obama

Concise Biography, History & Facts about the Great American President
Barack Obama

Concise Biography, History & Facts About President Barack Obama
Forty-fourth President -
Barack Hussein Obama II
Place of Birth -  August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii
Barack Obama Education - Columbia University (B.A., 1983), Harvard (J.D., 1991)

Term as President - 2009 - present
Barack Obama Political Party - Democrat
Vice President / Vice Presidents - Joe Biden
Barack Obama Religion - Christian
Barack Obama, Military Experience - None
Name of Wife - Barack Obama married Michelle LaVaughn Robinson on October 18, 1992
Children: Malia Ann and Natasha, known as Sasha Obama
Career of Barack Obama - Community Organizer, Politician, Statesman -
Member of the Illinois Senate.

Major Events to date:

  • Foreign Policy Goals: Ending the war in Iraq responsibly, finishing the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban and securing all nuclear weapons and materials from terrorists

  • Domestic Policy: On March 30, 2010, Obama signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act. On February 17, 2009, Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a $787 billion economic stimulus package designed to combat the effects of the worldwide recession.
  • Failure of the economic stimulus package resulted in the downgrading of the USA's credit rating in August 2011

Presidential Facts and Trivia in response to the question who was President Barack Obama

  • Description of President Barack Obama - Height 6 feet 1 inches

  • Barack Obama Nickname - Barry
  • Barack Obama Age at Inauguration - 47 years old
  • Barack Obama was known as Barry until university when he asked to be addressed by his full name. “Barack” means “blessing/blessed/to bless” in Swahili and Semitic languages
  • He is bi-racial. Barack Obama was born to a Kenyan father and a white American mother
  • Barack Obama is the first African American to be elected president of the United States
  • Barack Obama is the first president not born in the continental United States
  • The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to U.S. President Barack Obama "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples".
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 President Barack Obama and the Constitution of the US (17th September,1787)

Information and Facts about any President of America is incomplete without explaining his role and his power in the government of the country. We have therefore included this section regarding the US Constitution. Under the U.S. Constitution the president is the head of state, the commander in chief of the armed forces and is also the chief executive of the federal government.

Facts about Eligibility
Article 2, Section 1, this section of the U.S. Constitution sets the requirements to hold office.

  • A natural born citizen of the US

  • A resident of the US for 14 years
  • Thirty-five years of age

Facts about Term of Office
Following election he, and the Vice President, shall hold his office during the term of four years. ( The twenty-second amendment, which started with the inauguration of Dwight Eisenhower, limits the this to two terms)

President's Executive Oath of Office
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." 
United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8

Facts about Main Presidential Duties and power

  • Commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the United States

  • In times of war or national emergency to manage the national economy and protect the security of the United States
  • Nomination of the heads of all executive departments and agencies (Subject to Senate confirmation)
  • Preparing the budget of the United States, although the Congress must approve it.
  • Presidential legislative powers - The status of the country and his legislative proposals for the upcoming year are given in the annual State of the Union Address.

Facts about Presidential judicial power

  • Appointing important public officials such as ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls and judges of the Supreme Court.

  • Granting reprieves and pardons to anyone convicted of breaking a federal law — except in a case of impeachment.

Facts about Presidential power in foreign affairs

  • Federal official primarily responsible for the relations of the United States with foreign nations.

  • To make treaties and appoint ambassadors, ministers, and consuls (provided two thirds of the Senators present concur). 
  • To receive foreign ambassadors and other public officials. 

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