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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:
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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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-Maya

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.
http://www.barackobama.com/learn/meet_barack.php
-Sarah

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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama- Jenny

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
-Heloisa


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/
-Luke

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