Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009. Obama is the first African American president and the first president to be born in Hawaii. Obamas running mate, Joe Biden of Delaware also took office as Vice President on January 20, 2009.
Obama did many great things in his first term as president. He addressed the global financial crisis, included a major stimulus package, an extension of the Bush tax cuts, legislation to reform health care, major financial regulation reform bill and the end of major US military presence in Iraq.
In 2012, Obama won the election to a second term, which made him the seventeenth person to win two presidential elections. In his second term, he signed a major international climate agreement and an executive order to limit carbon emissions. Also, while Obama was president, Osama bin Laden was finally found and killed.
Although Obama was a great president and did many great things for our country, all good things things must come to an end. Donald Trump will become the new president on January 20, 2017.