Presidency of Barack Obama
Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the United States of America was born in the State of Hawaii where he grew up. His grandparents raised him up from a humble background. The presidency of Obama began on 20th January in the year 2009 after he was sworn in as the 44th president of United States of America. Before unveiling his ambition of vying for the top seat, Barack Obama was the Illinois senator in United States. Obama’s presidency came about as a result of succeeding President George Bush.
Bush’s presidency was characterized by a series of severe terrorist attacks. Obama’s presidency had national security as his main objective. Obama’s vision is to improve the national security of the Americans as well as other continents as evident in the speech he delivered at the National Archives. Through enhancing the level of national security across the States, he has ensured a complete elimination of any act of terrorism within America.
When Barack Obama took power and office, the economy of America was already in recession. At this time, the economy of United States was believed to be in a critical and devastated state as it nearly fell. This forced the President Obama to include vital themes and issues associated to financial crises among his policy decisions. Obama’s presidency aims at saving, reconstructing and even restructuring the failing economy which had resulted to severe recession.
The presidency of Barack Obama has been characterized by a series and a sequence of wins as well as losses. In his first two years in office, President Barack Obama managed to pass quite a number of legislations successfully which included the healthcare bill. The bill was aimed at ensuring substantial coverage, which provided affordable healthcare services without any discrimination among the citizens of the United States. Moreover, Obama’s presidency is also signified by outstanding victories or wins such as the 787 billion dollars Stimulus Bill. This bill was passed merely one month after Barack Obama assumed the office after succeeding George Bush. The stimulus bill reconstructed the falling economy through reforming the financial policies. Furthermore, Obama’s presidency is characterized by losses such as the unemployment rates in the United States still remain to be a major alarming issue. This has greatly reduced Obama’s presidency popularity among the citizens as evident in a recent research which states that his popularity fell from 70% to 50%.
Obama’s presidency has managed to address the global financial crises which have resulted to massive changes and adjustments in tax policies, effective initiatives on foreign policies, legislation reforms to amend the Healthcare industry in United States as well as addressing issues surrounding Guantanamo Bay Detention. Therefore, the presidency of Obama depicts his wins and losses as well.