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Past President - Barack Obama
— 44th President of the United States

This section is divided into three
main pages:

1.  President Barack Obama
(Politics, First Intl Trip with First Lady)

2.  Barack Obama
(Personal Info and Fun Trivia)

3.  First Lady Michelle Obama
(Personal Info, Fun Trivia & Fashion)

 

President Barack Obama


Barack Obama
Click for more info on Barack Obama

  • Personal Info
  • Fun Trivia
  • Irish Roots
  • Grammy Award Winner
    Obama's Books & DVDs
  • Barack Obama Gifts


First Lady Michelle Obama
Click for more info on Michelle Obama

  • Personal Info
  • Fun Trivia
  • First Dance as First Couple
  • First Family Secret Service
    Code Names
  • Inaugural Ball Gown & Jewel's
  • Vegetable Garden at the White House
  • First International Trip as First Lady
    and Tea with the Queen of England


Obama's Political Career

1997-2004: Illinois State Senate
July 2004: Keynote Address at the Democratic National Convention in Boston
2005-2008: U.S. Senate
February 10, 2007: Announced candidacy
for President of the United States
June 3, 2008: Became the presumptive Democratic Nominee, defeating Hilary Clinton.
November 4, 2008: Obama won the General Election (defeating John McCain).
January 20, 2009: Historic Inauguration. Barack Obama became the 44th President
of the United States.
Joe Biden was sworn-in as the nation's 44th Vice President.
January 21, 2013:
Barack Obama took the oath for a second term as President of the United States; Joe Biden was sworn-in as the nation's Vice President.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Historic Presidential Inauguration

Barack Obama was sworn in on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 as the nation's 44th President — and the first African American ever to hold the office. He took the oath of office on the Capitol steps in front of what is estimated to be the largest crowd ever assembled in Washington DC — two million people, plus hundreds of millions more watching around the world.

Monday, January 21, 2013
Barack Obama was sworn-in to a second term in office as President of the United States — in front of an estimated crowd of 800,000+ people, plus millions more watching around the globe.

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First International Trip with First Lady
March 31-April 5, 2009

President Obama and First Lady Michelle made their first international trip together, visiting the United Kingdom (G-20 Summit in London), France and Germany (60th Anniversary of NATO Summit), and the Czech Republic.

The Queen of England
- Tea at Buckingham Palace
President Obama and Michelle met with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace in April 2009. The two most famous couples in the world had afternoon tea together and exchanged gifts.

Gifts
The Obamas gave the Queen an i-Pod filled with her favorite show tunes and video footage and photographs of her 2007 trip to the U.S.

They also presented her with a rare autographed songbook by Rodgers & Hammerstein. One of the Queen’s favorite musicals is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s "Oklahoma."

The Queen gave the Obamas a silver-framed photograph of herself and Prince Philip.

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Buy "POTUS 44" Black T-Shirt and Fun Obama Gifts

"POTUS 44" Black T-Shirt
(Available in a variety of colors)

POTUS 44
"POTUS" is the nickname for the President of the United States:

P = President
O = of
T = the
U = United
S = States

"44" is the 44th President

More historic "POTUS 44" Gifts

Inauguration & Presidential Gifts
— FUN Barack Obama Gifts


Book FUN Washington DC Guided Day Tour - includes White House, U.S. Capitol, Monuments and Memorials


 


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President Barack Obama - U.S. Capitol in the background, Washington, D.C.
Barack Hussein Obama

President Barack Obama - 44th President of the United States

First Official Signing Ceremony ... and First Words
At his first official signing ceremony at the Capitol in Washington DC, President Barack Obama proclaimed, "I'm a lefty... get used to it!" (joking about being left-handed as he signed the first of three documents).

I'm a Lefty... and proud of it! Gifts

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First Family Secret Service Code Names

President Barack Obama: Renegade

First Lady Michelle Obama: Renaissance

Malia: Radiance
Sasha: Rosebud

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Presidential Limo
— "The Beast"

The Presidential Cadillac Limo (as seen in the Inaugural Parade) is essentially a rolling tank with windows — Secret Service Agents have dubbed it "The Beast."

Weighing more than 14,000 pounds, it has 5-inch-thick military-style armor plating, along with a hermetically-sealed interior in the event of a chemical attack.

The Presidential Limo's license plate reads: "USA 1."


Presidential Technology
President Obama uses a special security-enhanced Blackberry (yes, he got to keep it!)

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First Dance as First Couple
at Inaugural Neighborhood Ball in 2009

Following the Inaugural Parade, the Obama's attended 10 official Inaugural Balls. Their first stop was the Neighborhood Ball where they danced the traditional "first dance as the first couple" to the Etta James classic "At Last" sung by Beyoncé.

Michelle's Inaugural Ball Gown and Jewels

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White House Fountains
"A Touch of Ireland"

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the water in the fountains of the North and South Lawns of the White House were dyed green. Michelle Obama started this tradition on March 17, 2009.

White House "Organic" Vegetable Garden
On March 20, 2009, Michelle Obama broke ground on the South Lawn at the White House to plant a vegetable garden — the first at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt's Victory Garden in World War II.

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Obama's Books & DVDs
Barack Obama has won two spoken word Grammy Awards — one for each of his two best-selling books.

His first Grammy Award was in 2006 for the audio version of his book first published in 1995 — "Dreams from My Father:
A Story of Race and Inheritance" (Audio CD)
 

In 2008, Obama won his second Grammy for the audiobook version of his best-seller —
"The Audacity of Hope:
Thoughts on Reclaiming
the American Dream"
(Audio CD)

No doubt there will be more best-selling books in President Obama's future!

Obama's Books & DVDs
Learn more about our new President of the United States

"The Audacity of Hope:
Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream" (Vintage)
- (Book)

"Dreams from My Father:
A Story of Race and Inheritance" - (Book)
 

Biography - Barack Obama
(DVD)
 

 

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President Obama
Barack Obama
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