Barack Obama by Catherine Nichols

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Barack Obama. New York: Chelsea House, 2008. n i National Geographic’s Inside the White House. : National Geographic Video, 2003). S. com/links Note to Parents, Teachers, and Librarians: We routinely verify our Web links to make sure they are safe, active sites—so encourage your readers to check them out! f o r m o The History Channel Presents: The Presidents. DVD (New York: A&E Home Video, 2005). e Videos r f r Sapet, Kerrily. Political Profiles: Barack Obama. Greensboro, NC: Morgan Reynolds Publishing, 2008.

The dramatic event showed Obama was willing to take risks to protect the United States. Pa r t i s a n s h i p : A D e e p D i v i d e From the beginning of his presidency, Obama faced a lot of criticism for his policies. Many Republicans thought Obama was expanding the role of government more than he should. Many Democrats thought Obama wasn’t doing enough, especially when it came to ending global warming and stopping the war in Afghanistan. Republican leaders in Congress often challenged the president.

Obama wins the presidential election on November 6. 39 Glossary g l o s s a anthropology (an-thruh-PA-luh-jee): Anthropology is the study of human societies and cultures. Obama’s mother studied anthropology. apartheid (uh-PAR-tyd): Apartheid was a system of legal racial discrimination in South Africa. Obama spoke out against apartheid while he was a college student. audacity (aw-DA-suh-tee): Audacity is boldness or daring. Obama gave a speech on the audacity of hope. bills (BILZ): Bills are ideas for new laws.

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