Barack Obama is our forty fourth President of the United States. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1961 and he is also our first African American president. President Obama continues to enact policy changes and improve fixtures on our economy crisis. The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President, and Joe Biden as Vice President, took place on January 20, 2009. Here are a few of Barack’s accomplishments as president.
Second, Obama ended the Iraq War in August 2010. During Obama’s campaign for president, he promised to end this war. And, as promised, he did. The Iraq war cost a trillion dollars, 4,600 lives, and 33,000 wounded or disabled ones.
Third, Obama quotes on March 19, 2009 "For their service and sacrifice, warm words of thanks from a grateful nation are more than warranted, but they aren't nearly enough. We also owe our veterans the care they were promised and the benefits that they have earned. We have a sacred trust with those who wear the uniform of the United States of America. It's a commitment that begins at enlistment, and it must never end. But we know that for too long, we've fallen short of meeting that commitment. Too many wounded warriors go without the care that they need. Too many veterans don't receive the support that they've earned. Too many who once wore our nation's uniform now sleep in our nation's streets."
On November 21, 2011, Obama signed “VOWS to Hire Heroes Act.” This provides businesses that hire unemployed veterans and the wounded veterans the maximum credit of 9,600 dollars each.
In conclusion, Barack Obama has done an amazing job as President for the United States. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”