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Barack Obama

When Barack Obama was elected in 2008, it was a real milestone for America. But who, exactly, is our nation’s first African-American President? And what was his path to the presidency? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby answer all of these questions--and more. You’ll hear about Obama’s African father and Midwestern mother, and the youth he spent traveling around the world. You’ll find out how his sympathy for the poor and powerless led him to become a community organizer and lawyer. You’ll learn about his entry into politics in 1996, and how a speech at the Democratic National Convention catapulted him to national fame eight years later. Finally, you’ll hear all about the historic 2008 election campaign that brought Obama all the way to the White House. You are the change you’ve been looking for--so click on this movie to learn about the 44th U.S. President!

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