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Barack Obama

President Barack Obama: Short biography of President Barack Obama and the key events during his presidency.

Life of President Barack Obama Fast Fact File
Barack Obama, nicknamed the "No Drama Obama", was the 44th American President and served in office from 2009-Present. The Presidency of Barack Obama spanned the period in United States history that encompasses the events of the Modern Era and the rise of terrorism. President Barack Obama represented the Democratic political party which influenced the domestic and foreign policies of his presidency.

The main events of the Barack Obama presidency include the end of the Afghanistan War (2001 - 2014) and the Iraq War (2003 - 2011). The death of Obama Bin Laden in 2011, the 2012 Benghazi attack in Libya and the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing terrorist attack at home. The threat of terrorism continued when the terrorist groups ISIS and ISIL merged and were renamed as the Islamic State (IS). At home the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) was passed and and One World Trade Center (formerly known as Freedom Tower) was opened in November 2014.

Birthday: August 4, 1961

Place of Birth: Illinois

Political Party: Democratic 

Nickname: No Drama Obama

Number: 44th President

Vice President: Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

Age at Inauguration: 47

Height: 6 feet 1 inches

Weight: 180 pounds

First Lady: Michelle Obama

Religion: United Church of Christ

Date of Barack Obama Presidency: January 20, 2009 - present

The Nickname of Barack Obama: No Drama Obama
The nickname of President Barack Obama provides an insight into how the man was viewed by the American public during his presidency. The meaning of the nickname "No Drama Obama" refers to his cool, calm temperament. The term was coined by General Tony McPeak when describing his careful and faultless presidential campaign. Another  nickname is "The Teleprompter in Chief" referring to his style on televised speeches.

Character and Personality Type of Barack Obama
The character traits of President Barack Obama can be described as outgoing, open minded, intelligent, ambitious, caring, confident and diligent. It has been speculated that the Myers-Briggs personality type for Barack Obama is an ENFJ (extraversion, intuition, feeling, judgement). An outgoing, warm-hearted and diligent character with strong communication and organizational skills. Barack Obama Personality type: Idealist, supportive, confident personality who places a high value on harmonious human relations.

Accomplishments of Barack Obama and the Famous Events during his Presidency
The accomplishments of Barack Obama and the most famous events during his presidency are provided in an interesting, short summary format detailed below.

Barack Obama for kids: Inherited Issues
At the start of his term in office President Barack Obama was faced with dealing with the difficult problems that confronted the United States, which had begun before his presidency. These included the effects of the 2008 Financial Crisis, the Iraq War (2003 - 2011), the Afghanistan War (2001 - 2014) and the on-going War on Terror.

The Financial Crisis (2008 - 2013)
Summary of the 2008 Financial Crisis: The
2008 Financial Crisis had been sparked by a loss of confidence by investors in the mortgage and loan markets in the United States and had triggered recession and depression across the US and severely damaged global economies. Congress passed a series of laws aimed at Consumer Protection between 2009 and 2010. The period of severe economic downturn with low growth, bankruptcies, homelessness and rising unemployment eventually eased in 2013.

The Iraq War (2003 - 2011)
Summary of the Iraq War: The
Iraq War (2003 - 2011) fought between Iraq, led by Saddam Hussein, and a coalition of forces led by the United States and the British began when Iraq broke the peace terms of the Gulf War (1990 – 1991), failing to comply with UN weapons inspectors and relinquish weapons of mass destruction. The Iraq War resulted in the execution of Saddam Hussein and the overthrow of his regime. In October, 2011 President Barack Obama announced that the remaining American soldiers would leave the country and the Iraq War ended on December 18, 2011.

Afghanistan War (2001 - 2014)
Summary of the Afghanistan War: After 13 years of conflict against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban the United States of America and Britain officially ended their combat operation in the
Afghanistan War on October 26, 2014. However the conflict in Afghanistan continued due to the resilience of the Taliban and the emergence of the Islamic State (IS).

The Death of Osama bin Laden (2011)
Summary of the Death of Osama bin Laden: The
Death of Osama bin Laden  in Pakistan on May 2, 2011 was announced to the nation on the same day of the raid. Barack Obama said "...The death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat Al-Qaeda..."

The War on Terror: The Change in Focus (2013)
Summary of the War on Terror: The War on Terror began in 2001 following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks, targeting organizations who committed violent acts of both Domestic and International Terrorism, particularly the Taliban, Al-Qaeda members and Osama Bin Laden. In 2013, President Barack Obama announced that the US was no longer pursuing the 'War on Terror', stating that the military focus should be on specific enemies rather than a tactic.

ISIS and ISIL
Summary of ISIS and ISIL: ISIS, the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" and  ISIL, the "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant"  grew out of the radical Islamic group known as Al-Qaeda, encouraging terrorist attacks attacking hotels,  mosques, busy city streets and other civilian targets across the world. In June 2014. ISIS and ISIL merged, renaming itself the Islamic State (IS).

Islamic State (IS)
Summary of the Islamic State: In 2014 Islamic State (IS) created a caliphate and claimed absolute authority over all of the world’s Muslims. Islamic State (IS) became one of the main jihadist groups, fighting government forces in Iraq and Syria and encouraging terrorist attacks around the world.

Freedom Tower (One World Trade Center)
Summary of the Freedom Tower: The Freedom Tower (One World Trade Center) was completed in July 2013 and opened on November 3, 2014 during the presidency of Barack Obama.

Obama Care
Summary of Obama Care: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) was passed on March 23, 2010

Boston Marathon bombings
Summary of the Boston Marathon bombings: The Boston Marathon bombing terrorist attack took place on April 15, 2013.

The Benghazi attack
Summary of the Benghazi attack: Benghazi attack of September 11, 2012, when Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, killing U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.

West Fertilizer Company explosion
Summary of the West Fertilizer Company explosion: The West Fertilizer Company explosion occurred on April 17, 2013. The, Texas tragedy claimed 15 lives, injured 200 others and turned part of the city of of West 2,800 people into rubble.

USA Freedom Act (2015)
Summary of the USA Freedom Act: The USA Freedom Act was passed on June 2, 2015 as an alternative to extending the sunset provisions within the USA Patriot Act

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