What qualifications does Barack Obama have (background, experience, & training) to be president? Click Edit this page and add any facts you find. Include a link to the source and your name.

1. He graduated from Harvard Law School magna cum laude. The Guardian - Mr. Steve Katz
2. He has written two books; The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (2006), Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (1995) NY Times Biography For Obama - Tierney
3. Obama has 10 years in public office: 8 years in the Illonois Senate, and then two years of being a senator. 2nd Debate -Hannah
4. In 1982, he transferred to Columbia University where he obtained a major in political science with a specialization in international relations.Wikipedia - Julian P.
5. Obama worked for four years for the Developing Communities Project in Chicago The Guardian Allan
6. Obama is a member of the Veterans' Aff airs Committee and was the first african-american president of the Harvard Law Review.BarackObama.com -Ashley
7. Obama became the third African American since Reconstruction to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Barack Obama Website -Sabrina
8. Obama is the first african american to be nominated by an important political party. Wikipedia- Luis
9.Obama worked as a community organizer and practiced as a civil rights attorney before serving three terms in the Illinois Senate.wikipedia Mariangel
10. Obama is a chairman at the Senate of foreign relations committee and subcommittee on european affairs.http://www.clipmarks.com/clipmark/ Jaime
11. Obama was born in Hawaii ttp:www.yournextpresident.net/ Ella :D
12. Obama As a member of the Democratic minority in the 109th Congress, he helped create legislation to control conventional weapons and to promote greater public accountability in the use of federal funds. -Marianna D. - Wikipedia

13. He won a Grammy Award in 2006 for Best Spoken Word Recording. It was for the audio version of his book Dreams From My Fatherhttp:

14. After college, he worked for Christian churches in Chicago, helping communities devastated when steel plants closed. http://www.barackobama.com/learn/meet_barack.php (TAMARA).
15. Obama was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" by Time Magazine in the 2005-2007 list.
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16. Barack's father moved to Kenya while his mother and grandparents raised him in Hawaii. After living in Hawaii he moved to Indonesia for a few years. Later, he moved to New York.

17. During the 110th Congress, he helped create legislation regarding lobbying and electoral fraude, climate change, nuclear terrorism,and care for returned U.S. military personnel.
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18. Obama will increase employment by giving tax breaks for corporations to bring jobs back to America http://www.trueobamafacts.com/
-Mela V

19. Obama worked as a consultant and instructor for the Gamaliel Foundation, a community organizing institute. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama

20. Obama 2001: Scrap the Constitution, spread the wealth http://www.againstobama.com/2008/10/obama-2001-scrap-the-constitution-spread-the-wealth/ AGAINST BARACK OBAMA --TAE

21.Ensure 10 percent of our electricity comes from renewable sources by 2012, and 25 percent by 2025.
www.barackobama.com - Susie

22.Obama was born in Hawaii and spent some time in Indonesiawww.obama-facts.info/about-obama/

23.Obama’s website posted a statement “Barack Obama is Not and Has Never Been a Muslim.” Its a lie
Lies and more lies -Agnieszka

24.He went on to earn his law degree from Harvard in 1991, where he became the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review.
http://www.barackobama.com/learn/meet_barack.php -Fabian G.

25. He also worked as a university professor, political activist, and lawyer before serving in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. http://www.obama-facts.info/ Amanda.T