At 56: Key Achievements of Barrack Obama

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Former president Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961. Obama accomplished a lot in his eight years as president, but in just a few months since leaving office, he’s shown his commitment to improving the lives of his fellow Americans goes far beyond the White House.

1 – Rescued the country from the Great Recession, cutting the unemployment rate from 10% to 4.7% over six years.

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2 – Signed the Affordable Care Act which provided health insurance to over 20 million uninsured Americans.

3 – Ended the war in Iraq.

4 – Ordered for the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden.

5 – Passed the $787 billion America Recovery and Reinvestment Act to spur economic growth during the Great Recession.

6 – Supported the LGBT community’s fight for marriage equality.

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7 – Commuted the sentences of nearly 1200 drug offenders to reverse “unjust and outdated prison sentences”.

8 – Saved the U.S. auto industry.

9 – Helped put the U.S. ontrack for energy independence by 2020.

10 – Began the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan.

11 – Helped negotiate the landmark Iran Nuclear Deal.

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12 – Began the process of normalizing relations with Cuba.



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