Barack Obama Informative Speech

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Have you heard of the quote “The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on”? Most would have not, but you most definitely heard of the name Barack Obama. A now very successful man who I admire greatly. However, his life wasn 't without challenges, especially in his childhood. Obama had a very charred and challenged childhood. There were 3 major challenges in his life. Racism, betrayal and struggle. Today I wish to inform you about the challenges that faced the future 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama II. 4th August 1961, in Honolulu hospital in Hawaii, Barack Hussein Obama II was born having a white American mother and a black Kenyan father, very unusual for its time not to forget the heavy opposition from all parents involved. At age 9 while living in Indonesia with his mother and stepdad, he recounts having a “Racial Awakening” when he saw a story of…show more content…
The final challenge presented itself to Obama on November 24, 1982, Nairobi, Kenya, a green Chevrolet collided with a vehicle. Inside was Barack Obama Sr. the future president 's father had just passed away in a tragic car accident. At first, Obama did not take the absence of a father in the family very well. To quote him in an interview, "I didn 't have a dad in the house. And I was angry about it" This only further amplified his frustration of the society around him and he began to struggle. Drug abuse, lack of motivation and harm all threatened his future. However, even after multiple offenses the people around him didn 't give up. His parents, his neighbours and even his teachers didn 't give up on him. This marked the moment that transformed Obama and his pursuit for a better life began. He clearly succeeded as he turned rapidly from a violent drug abuser, to a student who later graduated from Harvard Law school. Obama didn 't have time to feel sorry for himself. He pressed on and he

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