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What are Barack Obama's achievements?


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2014-06-01 00:21:17
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He is the first African American President of the United States, and the fifth-youngest person to become President. As the leader of the most powerful nation on earth, Barack Obama has inspired billions of people across the globe to take part in their political community, especially the youth populations.

When studying for his law degree, he was elected President of Harvard Law Review a difficult and impressive accomplishment, he was the first black man to hold that office. He also graduated from Harvard with academic honors, in the top 10% of his class. He was one of the youngest Illinois state senators, as well as one of the youngest US Senators. As a U.S. senator, he was among the few who opposed going to war in Iraq.

He has helped pass major measures designed to combat the international trafficking of nuclear weapons, promote the use of alternative fuels, and open up the budget process to greater public scrutiny.

He has published two best-selling books.

As president, he helped to rescue the United States auto industry when it was in dire straits.

He championed financial reform of Wall Street, which included imposing $500,00 caps on senior executive pay for the most distressed financial institutions receiving federal bailout money.

He led the mission that resulted in the death of Osama Bin Laden.

He championed legislation that will expand access to health care to millions of Americans.
In no particular order: Federal funding of stem cell research; closer oversight of the financial services/credit card industry including establishment of the Consumer Finance Protection Agency; ratification of the nuclear weapons reduction treaty with Russia; rescue of the US automobile industry; health insurance reform; timetables for bringing our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan; extension of unemployment compensation; an end to discrimination against homosexuals in the military; assisted in the overthrow of Gaddafi, at no loss of American life.


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