What year did obama start in the white house before he became president?
He was elected in November of 2008, and took office in January 2009.
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Mrs. Millard Fillmore (Abigail Fillmore) got Congress to buy books for the first permanent White House library.
8 at most!!! . A person can be elected to no more than two four-year terms as long as he/she has not served more than two years of a term that someone else started. Therefore it is possible for a President to serve any number of years up to ten, but the great majority serve a multiple of a full t…erm, either four or eight years. (MORE)
Barack Obama received his bachelors degree from Columbia University in New York in 1983, after transferring from Occidental College in Eagle Rock, CA, near Los Angeles. He spent a couple of years in New York City working for a business. Then moved to Chicago to take a job as a community organizer an…d an advocate for the poor in Chicago, as part of a Catholic charitable organization. He worked there for five years, and then went to Harvard Law School, where he served as editor of the Harvard Law Review. After he earned his law degree (with academic honors) in 1991, he practiced civil rights law and taught Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law School for nearly 12 years. In 1996, he became an Illinois State Senator, and served three terms. He was elected U.S. Senator from Illinois in 2004. He won the 2008 presidential election, and became president officially on January 20, 2009. Barak Obama worked for a short while for a business in Chicago. He would later go onto law school and then ran for the Illinois State Senator Position in 2004. (MORE)
His wife, Michelle, and his two daughters, Malia and Sasha...and eventually a dog named Bo.
She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and after college, she returned there to work. It was in Chicago that she met Barack Obama, and they later married and bought a home in Chicago.
He still keeps a house in Chicago which was his residence before he was elected president.
President George Washington did not live in the White House, the capital was in Philadelphia at that time. President John Adams was the first president to live in the White House--then referred to as the Executive Mansion. President Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) was the first president to spend …his entire term in the White House. The President's House in Philadelphia - An enormous mansion for the President (about two-thirds the size of the White House) was begun on Ninth Street in Philadelphia. Washington occupied the Market Street House from November 1790 to March 1797. Adams succeeded Washington as President, and, after declining to occupy the newly completed mansion on Ninth Street, he moved into the Market Street house in March 1797. The Residence Act of 1790 called for the District of Columbia to become the national capital on the first Monday in December, 1800. Adams left Philadelphia in late May, and spent several months on his farm in Massachusetts before moving into the White House on November 1. The Philadelphia house was converted into Francis's Union Hotel, and Mrs. Adams stayed there on her way south from Massachusetts to the new capital.. (MORE)
He was the U.S. senator from Illinois; before that, he was an Illinois State Senator. Prior to entering politics in 1996, he was a civil rights attorney and a law professor. And prior to that, he was a community organizer and an advocate for the poor in Chicago.
The white house is white simply because that is its color alone, and makes no difference as to what shade, race, or heritage the president of the US is.
He has 1453 days left but its from today you got to count down from today to later.
He was a community organizer and advocate for the poor; he was a civil rights lawyer; he was a law professor; he was a state senator from Illinois; he was a U.S. Senator. He was the author of two best-selling books.
\nbarack obama was a military captin when george bush said that the harmless guy was a guy with lots of weapons.
I am not sure which backdrop you are referring to. Looking at photos from the White House, which were taken in the East Room, all I can see are attractive gold drapes with flowers and other ornate designs on them. There was an urban myth about two years ago that the president redecorated the room wi…th secret Muslim symbols; this is untrue, and no changes in the decor have taken place. I enclose a link to one of many official White House photos of the room where the drapes are, showing the president giving a speech there. (MORE)
President Herbert Hoover first conceived of using the room as a library in 1935. Mrs. Millard Fillmore was the one who pushed Congress to pay for a permanent White House book collection.
Barack Obama became president because he was elected to thisposition by the American public. He was first nominated into thedemocratic party.
Obama became the president because most of the people decide we needed a change in or lives also because he was better then doll face McCain that is how president became president of the united states in the whole world
Prior to assuming the Presidency, Mr Obama and his family lived at 5046 South Greenwood Ave, Chicago, IL. He purchased the Greek Revival style house in 2005 for $1.65 Million.
Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, spent some time in Indonesia with his mom and step-dad, moved back to the US and lived in Hawaii, and then lived in California, New York, Massachusetts, and Illinois; it was in Illinois that he began his political career.
He never had an office in the White House but rather in New York City.
Before becoming president, Mr. Obama was a community organizer and advocate for the poor in Chicago; after graduating from Harvard Law School in 1991, he became a civil rights attorney and taught Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law School. He then entered politics, becoming an Illino…is state senator for three terms, and then a U.S. Senator. He was also the author of two best-selling books. (MORE)
She was a lawyer, a businesswoman, and a fund-raiser for several charitable organizations in Chicago.
Yes. As a candidate for the U.S. Senate, he gave a memorable keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. He also became well known because of his best-selling books "Dreams from My Father" and "The Audacity of Hope."
Yes and no. Presidents are allowed to live there for free; but thatis the extent of what they don't have to pay for. Presidents aregiven a salary (currently $400,000 a year), plus a budget forexpenses related to doing their job. But unrelated expenses, aswell as the cost of food, parties, salaries o…f their staff, andbringing friends with them on vacation, are all part of what thepresident and the first lady are expected to pay for themselves. (MORE)
There was the usual inauguration ceremony in Washington for Obama. His family and all of the important people in US government were there and sat up close. Hundreds more watched at a distance and on TV.
Its name is Bo. It is a six-month old Portuguese water dog. And in case anyone is wondering, Bo is a boy!
"Yes, I would imagine that they would have plenty of videos of Obama. As they most likely do of other previous presidents as well."
Barack Obama was junior senator from Illinois. He was elected to the position in 2006 and so took office in 2007.
Obama was a US Senator from Illinois , elected in 2004, when he ran for President. Before that, he held a seat as an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.
Barack Obama was the junior U.S. senator from Illinois before he was elected the 44th president.
michelle obama was the major bread winner in the family during most of their marriage.
He actually had more than two: he was a community organizer and advocate for the poor; he was a lawyer; he was a professor of law; he was an Illinois State Senator, and he was a United States senator.
She was born and raised in Chicago. When she met Barack Obama and they got married, they bought a house in Chicago, to raise their family there.
In 1912, the president was William Howard Taft, and he was about to run for re-election. However, his bid for a second term was not successful: later that year, he lost to Woodrow Wilson.
Yes, he made a visit to Ethiopia in 2007, while he was in the U.S. Senate. He visited a refugee camp, and also talked to aid workers who were trying to help the refugees.
Just barely. The president came from a working-class family and went to college thanks to grants, scholarships, and student loans. After college, his legal work was mainly advocacy for the poor and college teaching, neither of which were very lucrative. His rise in politics also did not immediately …make him wealthy. In fact, he did not begin doing well financially until about 2005-2006, according to Money magazine (I enclose the link). After a very well-received speech in 2004 at the Democratic National Convention, he started getting more high-profile speaking engagements. Another major boost to his income came from two successful best-selling books, giving him a lot of royalties. In 2006, he had a net worth of $1.3 million. (MORE)
The White House is the official residence for the president of the United States; it has always been supported and funded by American taxpayers.
Michelle Obama has a long history of doing charitable work, whether as a tutor in college or as a legal aid attorney. At the University of Chicago, she was very much involved with the organization "Chicago Office of Public Allies," which trained college students to do volunteer work in their communi…ty; and she helped to set up programs to encourage community service. (MORE)
He doesn't lie about it. He sponsored an iftar, a dinner to honor American Muslims during Ramadan, the same as President Bush did during his time in office. Both celebrations were reported by the media and there are probably still some photos of these events online. If you are asking about whether h…e personally celebrated Ramadan, he did not, because he is not a member of the Muslim religion nor has he ever been. (MORE)
There is no evidence that he has ever been a member. He has given several speeches to that organization, however.
No, there is no evidence that he ever became a member. However, he did give several speeches to that organization in the past.
His most recent job before becoming president in 2008 was U.S.Senator from Illinois. Prior to that, he was an Illinois statesenator for three terms. And prior to that, he was a law schoolprofessor and a civil rights attorney.
No, this is based on tabloid gossip and rumors, and there is no evidence of it. That said, various reliable sources have noted that Michelle was very uncertain about his desire to get into politics. (Some sources say even she was opposed to it.) She was concerned that his becoming a politician would… affect their life and destroy their privacy. They evidently had some very intense discussions and debates over it, and finally resolved it. But there is no credible evidence that she ever was going to divorce him. (MORE)
His previous job was as a U.S. Senator from Illinois. Before that, he was an Illinois State Senator.
If you are referring to the 2012 election, no he did not. He did not vacation at all. He campaigned, and then went back to his Chicago home to await the results. He did not take his family on vacation till late December 2012, after the election was over.
President Obama has not lived in Hawaii since the late 1970s, but he still has friends and relatives there, so he visits them at least once a year; before he became president, he sometimes visited more frequently, if his schedule permitted.
Yes, just barely. According to Forbes magazine and several other sources, thanks in large part to the royalties from his two best-selling books, Mr. Obama became a millionaire for the first time in 2005 (some newspapers say it was 2006).
While they knew of each other's work, there is no evidence that they were friends prior to 2007-2008, when Mr. Holder became senior legal advisor to then-Senator Barack Obama as he began his presidential run.
Some of the obstacles facing Barack Obama were these: He was a biracial child at a time when interracial marriage was still not common (his father was black, his mother was white); his biological father left when young Barack was about two, and had little if any contact with the boy after that. When… Barack was five, his mom re-married and the family moved to Indonesia, which meant that for four years, he had to learn a new language and a new culture. He ultimately moved back to Hawaii to live with his grandparents and finish school, but he did not really know what he wanted to do with his life and began hanging out with a high school group of friends who used marijuana. Eventually, he got away from drugs and focused on his studies, but he did not come from a wealthy family, so he had to work, get scholarships, and take out loans to finish his education. And when he wanted to run for political office, he had never been in politics before so he had to overcome the prejudices of people who thought he had a strange name; later, he also had to overcome the myths and false statements spread by people who did not think he was American. Mr. Obama's rise to the presidency thus included overcoming obstacles of being biracial; being raised in a lower-middle class home by a single mom; having almost no contact with his biological father; having a foreign-sounding name; being a political unknown when he first started in politics; and not coming from a wealthy background. (MORE)
Of course. He was born there in 1961 and attended kindergartenthere. He graduated from high school there in 1979. And to thisday, he still has friends and relatives (including a half-sister)who live there.
As of May 2014, Obama has two years and eight months left as President. His term ends on January 20, 2017.