Barack Obama Research Paper

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After attending Mercer Island High School in Washington, Stanley Ann Dunham enrolled at the University of Hawaii. Barack Obama Sr. came to Hawaii from Kenya in order to study for a degree in economics, where he met Ann. Six months after Barack Sr. and Ann Dunham married in February, 1961, Barack Obama was born on August 4th, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii. However, Barack’s parents marriage did not last and ended in divorce in early 1964. After living six years in Hawaii, his mother remarried in 1967 resulting in his family moving to Indonesia. While living in Indonesia, Barack attended Catholic and Muslim schools. After moving away from Hawaii, Barack only saw his father once, due to his father’s return to Kenya, where he worked for a US oil company and the Kenyan government. In 1982, Barack Obama Sr. was killed in a car accident, at the age of 46. Ann, Barack’s mother then moved her family back to Hawaii to attend graduate school in 1974. However, she returned back to Indonesia in 1977. Barack decided to remain in Hawaii, where he was raised by his grandparents. He was then enrolled in Punahou Academy and graduated with academic honors in 1979. Following high school, Barack…show more content…
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