Barack Obama (Pivotal Presidents: Profiles in Leadership)

Barack Obama (Pivotal Presidents: Profiles in Leadership)

Hope Lourie Killcoyne

Language: English

Pages: 80

ISBN: 1615309454

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Profiles the United States' forty-fourth president, describing his early life and career, rise in politics, historic nomination and election, and time as president.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PACs,” were permitted to accept unlimited contributions from sources who often remained effectively anonymous—not to mention the billions in donations raised by each candidate), the votes were tallied, and Barack Obama won another term in office by a comfortable margin in the electoral college and just over 50 percent of the popular vote. Read on for more details about Barack Obama: from his early life to his entry into politics to the challenges of his first term and the challenges that

month, handily winning the 11 primaries and caucuses that immediately followed Super Tuesday, which gave him a significant lead in pledged delegates. His momentum slowed in early March when Clinton won significant victories in Ohio and Texas. Though still maintaining his edge in delegates, Obama lost the key Pennsylvania primary on April 22. Two weeks later he lost a close contest in Indiana but won the North Carolina primary by a large margin, widening his delegate lead over Clinton. She

month, handily winning the 11 primaries and caucuses that immediately followed Super Tuesday, which gave him a significant lead in pledged delegates. His momentum slowed in early March when Clinton won significant victories in Ohio and Texas. Though still maintaining his edge in delegates, Obama lost the key Pennsylvania primary on April 22. Two weeks later he lost a close contest in Indiana but won the North Carolina primary by a large margin, widening his delegate lead over Clinton. She

since John F. Kennedy in 1960. Shortly after his win, Obama resigned from the Senate. He was inaugurated as president on Jan. 20, 2009. Results of the American presidential election, 2008. Joe Biden Democratic politician Joe Biden became one of the youngest senators in U.S. history when he took office in 1973. After winning reelection five times, he secured the honor of being Delaware’s longest-serving senator. In 2008 he was elected vice president of the United States as the running mate

reform, in particular the individual mandate, was unconstitutional. Although a number of lawsuits were dismissed, beginning in late 2010 some federal judges agreed with the attorneys general that Congress had, by enacting the individual mandate (which was due to take effect in 2014), exceeded the authority granted it by the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution. This clause is the legal foundation of much of the U.S. government’s regulatory authority. None of these judges, however, halted the

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