How many African-Americans ran for U.S. president before President Obama?

Answer Before Barack Obama became the first African-American to be elected president, six other African-Americans entered presidential races. Black candidates, including Shirley Chisholm, Jesse Jackson, C... Read More »

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What university did President Obama go to?

President Barack Obama attended Occidental University in Los Angeles, California, for two years before transferring to Columbia College in New York in 1983, where he majored in political science. A... Read More »

What job did Barack Obama have before he was president?

Before becoming the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama held two other political positions. From 1997 to 2004, Obama was an Illinois state senator. He was elected to the United States... Read More »

How did Barack Obama become president?

Barack Obama was elected as the 44th United States President on November 4, 2008. His election was historic; he became the first African American ever elected to the office of President.HistoryAfte... Read More »

Did President Obama serve in any war?

No, he did not. When he was born in 1961, he was too young to be sent to Vietnam. It should also be noted that a number of presidential and vice-presidential candidates did not serve in a war eithe... Read More »