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Barack Obama Born

August 4, 1961

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Barack's family moves to Indonesia

1967

Barack's family moved to Indonesia when Obama was 6 years old

Obama moved backed to Hawaii

1971

Obama's mother sent him to live with his grandparents and go to a prep school.

Obama in high school

1975

While in high school, Barack Obama joins the basketball team and becomes a leader in class.

Barack attended Occidental College

1979 - 1981

Barack attended Occidental College in Los Angeles,

Obama attends law school

1988 - 1991

Harvard Law School
Columbia College of Columbia University in the City of New York

Obama runs for Senate

1996

Barack Obama runs for the Illinois State Senate. He wins the Democratic nomination for the seat, and is elected to the Illinois State Senate.

Barack Obama runs for congress

1999

Barack loses the election for Congress, he was beat 2 to 1 by Representative Bobby Rush.

Barack announces his intention to run for president

2007

Barack Obama announced that he intended to run for President of the United States.

Barack Obama is elected president

2008 - 2017

In 2008, Barack Obama won the presidential election. He became the first African-American president, and he won his second term in 2012. Obama left office January 20, 2017