Renewing the American Dream

Obama's Political Philosophy
  • Michael A. Peters


The first African American to do so, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States of America on January 20, 2009, with 52.6 % of the popular vote and 364 Electoral College votes to John McCain's 162. His rise to the presidential office has been spectacular: from community organizer and civil rights attorney, to lecturer in constitutional law at the University of Chicago (1992-2004) and leader in the Illinois Senate (1997-2004), to US Senator (2004-2008) and President.


Community Organizer Popular Vote AMERICAN Dream Trouble Asset Relief Program Senate Race 
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  • Michael A. Peters
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  1. 1.The University of WaikatoNew Zealand

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