Early Politician career
In 1996 he won the election for the Illinois state Senate. While in the senate he worked for both Democrat and Republicans to "draft legislation on ethics". He also tried to get more healthcare services, increase education programs for the poor, and created an income tax credit for the working poor. Also worked with the police to mandate videotape confessions and interrogations for those on death row. He did this because some people were actually found to be innocent. As a state senator he spoke against Bush going to war with Iraq after 9/11. "I am not opposed to all wars. I'm opposed to dumb wars" In 2004 he became the third African American since Reconstruction to be elected in the U.S. Senate.
Race to Become Preident
In the 2008 presidential election he ran against John McCain. He said he would bring down the national debt while helping people get healthcare and reforming healthcare. When he won the 2008 election he became the first African American president. In 2012 he won the election against Mitt Romney.
Good Deeds as a President
Ended Recession by passing a $787 billion stimulus billWon Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, Committee said "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples"
Health Care Reform: 5 presidents have tried to create national health insurance but he was the first one to accomplish this, Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, over 30 million Americans now have insurance
Ended war in Iraq
Increased the budget for Department for Veterans
Created Race to the Top: like a foundation, 4.35 billion dollars of grant programs dispersed through the states that reformed education
Fair pay Act allowed woman to sue employers for being paid less for doing the same work as men
Hate Crime Prevention Act
South Sudan was able to declare independence with his help
Barack and Michelle improved school nutrition