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Barack Obama

1.His early childhood 2.Education background 3.three important women in his life 4.His wife and his children
5.President of the United States

His early childhood
Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States in 1961

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The early family
? ? ? ? ? ? His father ----Barack Hussein Obama Senior (1936—1982) His mother ----Stanley Ann Dunham(1942---1995) His stepfather---- Lolo Soetoro His grandmother----Madelyn His grandfather----Stanley Dunham His half-sister---- Maya Soetoro

Obama's parents met in 1960 in a Russian language class at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, where his father was a foreign student on scholarship.

The couple married on February 2, 1961, separated when Obama Sr. went to Harvard University on scholarship and divorced in 1964. His father remarried and returned to Kenya, visiting Barack in Hawaii only once, in 1971

His father
? Barack Hussein Obama Senior ? He was a Kenya black economist ,Luo people(卢欧族人). ? He studied aboard the University of Hawaii and Harvard University. ? His undertaking :

His father ’undertaking
? After going back to his own country ,Kenya, he became an economic consultant in transportation department and financial department. ? During this time ,he published some critical essays against the planned economic policy of the present government. ? When he was defeated in the conflict with president Jomo Kenyatta ,he left the forum of the government. ? He died in an automobile accident in 1982

His mother
? Stanley Ann Dunham (1942---1995) ? She was from heartland-ofthe-U.S. Kansas ,then moved into Hawaii. ? And she was an white woman . ? She was an prominent anthropologist

Education background

? From ages six to ten, Obama attended local schools in Jakarta, including Besuki Public School and St. Francis of Assisi School. ? In 1971, he returned to Honolulu to live with his maternal grandparents, and attended Punahou School, a private college preparatory school, from the fifth grade until his graduation from high school in 1979.

he moved to Los Angeles in 1979 to attend Occidental College .

1979年在夏威夷,奥巴马高中毕业

After two years ,he transferred in 1981 to Columbia University in New York City, where he majored in political science with a specialization in international relations and graduated with a B.A. in 1983 . Obama entered Harvard Law School in 1991年的奥巴马,当年他获得哈佛 late 1988. 大学法律学位时留影。

Three important women in his life
? His grandmother---- Madelyn ? His mother ----Stanley Ann Dunham

? His wife----Michelle Robinson

The Three Important Female Supporters to Obama

? His parents divorced when he was just 2 years old. He spent a part of his childhood with his mother. Although his mother hardly brought him up, she paid much attention to his education, which gave his great influence on his later life.

? Due to lack of time to take care of little Obama, his mother let her mother attend to him. His grandmother had not high literate level, but she worked hard and industriously, and sent him to the best middle school. Her persevering and diligent spirit has an impact on him.

? Being severe with herself and frank, she, as Obama’s wife, ordered his life and helped his work as a political consultant. She is a significant role in Obama’s political career.

His Wife and Children

Brief Introduction of Michelle
? ? ? ? Born in January 17th,1964 Grew up on the South side of Chicago Studied in Harvard Law School The first and tallest African American president wife

Michelle LaVaughn Obama
U.S. First Lady--- A remarkable black woman

? She herself is a lawyer. She was a first-year associate at Sidley & Austin after graduation.完成学业后, 她在悉尼· 奥斯汀律师事务所服务 There, she met Obama who worked there as well. In 1992 they got married and gave birth to their two daughters in 1999 and 2001. ? In 2007, when Obama began to run for the presidency, she supported him with all her strength. ? She is one of the three supportive women in Obama’s life.

Malia Ann Obama and Natasha Obama
In 1999, their first daughter——Malia (玛丽亚)was born. And their younger daughter Natasha(娜塔莎)was born in 2001.

Eight Principles for Children’s Education
? ? ? ? Parents should be the model for children(父母是孩子的榜样) Make children feel being loved(要让孩子们感觉到被爱) Don’t be indulgent to children(不要溺爱孩子) The stability and tradition of family can bring children the sense of safety (家庭的稳定和传统会给孩子带来的安全感) ? Give them enough space while you restrict them(立规则同时
给孩子们一定通融空间 )

? Children should think of others(为他人着想) ? Pay close attention to their study, but don’t force them to study without flexibility (关注孩子的学习,但不强迫死读书) ? Help them develop the independence培养孩子的独立性

President of the United States ---- Barack Obama
? ? ? ? ? ? Parties: the Democrats Height: 186cm Age: 47 Office: the 44th President (article 56 session, the 43rd presidency: a) (on January 20, 2009-2013 on January 20) Illinois senate (2004 first elected) Illinois state senator (1997-2004) (on January 3, 2005 - January 2009, 3) Professional background: 1993-2004, Barnhill & Galland Miner lawyer (Illinois Chicago) Birthday: on August 4, 1961 Residence: Chicago, Illinois Barack Religion: protestant Christian (joint) Obama

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Experience Businesses Owned, Past Careers, Board Memberships, Etc.: Center for Neighborhood and Technology Chicago Annenberg Challenge Cook County Bar Cook County Bar Association Community Law Project Board Member, Joyce Foundation Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law Leadership for Quality Education Member, Trinity United Church of Christ Board Member, Woods Fund of Chicago

? Public Service / Elected Offices: ? Senator, United States Senate, 2005-present ? Senator, Illinois State Senate, 1997-2004

① The nonpartisan poker sociality ② Drug taking ③ coordinator with tact means ④ Half-blood status to provoke controversy

? Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States, the first African American to hold the office. ? He served as the junior United States Senator from Illinois from January 2005 until he resigned after his election to the presidency in November 2008. He began his run for the presidency in February 2007. ? After a close campaign in the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he won his party's nomination, becoming the first major party African American candidate for president. In the 2008 general election, he defeated Republican nominee John McCain and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009.

Private visit
----love story between Obama and Michelle Robinson
Tell me about the first time you met Barack. What was your impression? ? “I was a first-year associate at Sidley & Austin. I just graduated from Law School, had spent my first summer year as an intern. And there was all this buzz about this hotshot young first-year law student from Harvard. And everyone, I mean, from the head of firm on down, had talked about how brilliant this guy was and it was rare that a firm as big as ours hired first-year students. So he was going to come in as a summer associate. And they decided that I should be his advisor, probably because we both went to the same law school. We were both minority students. So I remember getting his bio. And I probably did what a lot of people do when they hear about Barack Obama. First I thought what kind of name is Barack Obama. And I found out that he grew up in Hawaii. And I found that strange as a girl who grew up on the South side of Chicago. I'd never met anybody who lived in Hawaii. That was always where you vacationed, wasn't where you were from.” And I found out that he was biracial. So my assumption was this guy is going to be kind of weird, right? Probably a little nerdy. I'd already sort of created an image of this very intellectual nerd.

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And I was prepared to be polite and all that. And then he walked into my office on that first day and he was cuter than I thought he'd be. So that was a first positive impression. But I had to take him out to lunch on that first day and we got to-we had to talk. And he told me more about his background. And he fleshed it out a bit more. I found out that his father was from Kenya. His mother was a white woman from Kensas and that he had spent part of his life in Indonesia. And I just found him intriguing in every way that you can imagine. He was funny. He was self-deprecating. He didn't take himself too seriously. He could laugh at himself. I mean, we were, we clicked right away. He was very down-to-earth dispite having come from this very exotic background, compared to mine. And yet you didn't date him. You pass him off to your friends. Why?

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“You know, that was sort of part of where I was in my life. Because I was taking my job as an advisor. I was his advisor, very seriously. You know, it was my very first responsibility as an associate. So, and my mind wasn't focused on dating. I thought this guy's going to be a friend to mine. I liked him. We hung out. But I just didn't see that, I didn't see a relationship coming out of that.”
So tell me about your first date. Because he wanted to go out with you and something must have changed. Tell me about that first date. What did you do?

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“You know, we had spent a month in the firm together and we were developing a really good friendship and he lived near me in High Park. I lived in South Shore. I still lived with my parents. So, I just, I liked him. But he insisted that we should go out on a date. And I thought, no, that wouldn't be the right thing to do. And he said, Who cares? So I said OK. We'll go on this one date. But we won't call it a date. I'll spend the day with you.

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So we wound up spending the day. We went to the Art Institute in Chicago. And he impressed me with his knowledge of art. And we went to lunch in one of the outdoor cafes at the Art Institute where they were playing jazz. So that was really sweet. And then we walked at Michigan Avenue on a really beautiful summer day. We just walked and talked and talked and we wound up going to see a movie. And our first movie was Do The Right Thing by Spike Lee. It had just come out. So that was sort of his cultural side too, so he was sort of pulling out all the stops. And then we wound up having a drink on the 99th floor of the John Hancock Building. That gives you a beautiful view of the city. And probably by the end of that day, it was over.”
沪江小编:米歇尔对这段经历真是记忆犹新哦。当时走过的街道,听过的歌,那些名 称,都记得那么清楚。 在认识奥巴马之前,她也已经是一位杰出的黑人女性。祝福这位新任第一夫人。

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vocabulary
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Sidley & Austin: 美国盛德国际律师事务所 intern: trainee 实习生 buzz: rumor; gossip 流言 hotshot: A person of impressive skill and daring, especially one who is highly successful and self-assured 恃才傲物的人bio: biography 的缩写 biracial: having parents of two different races 含有两个种族的 nerd: (形容词 nerdy) a foolish, inept, or unattractive person. 令人讨厌的人,书呆子 flesh out: to expand on or give more details to 它的原意就是"有血有肉",也就是更深 入了解 self-deprecating: tending to undervalue oneself and one's abilities 自贬的,谦虚的 click: (of two people) to get on well together 一见如故, 一拍即合 down-to-earth: sensible or practical 现实的,务实的,实际的 hang out: to spend one's free time in a certain place;to keep company 一同出去,闲 逛 wind up: finally be or do something 以...告终,结果... pull out all the stops: To deploy all the resources or force at one's disposal 全力以赴, 千方百计 sell: to make acceptable, desirable to someone 使接受、喜欢某人

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