Barack Obama

Accomplishments of President Barack Obama:

  • First black present of the Harvard Law Review
  • Signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Stimulus)
  • Signed the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 into law in response to the Great Recession of 2008
  • Signed the Dodd–-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2010, strengthening financial regulations
  • Pushed Obamacare, overhauling the nation’s health insurance system through Congress in 2010
  • Became the first sitting U.S. president to publicly support same-sex marriage
  • Signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, ending the role of private banks in lending out federally insured student loans
  • Ended US military involvement in the Iraq War
  • The fourth President of the United States to earn a Nobel Prize
  • Ordered U.S. military involvement in Libya following a popular revolt against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi
  • Authorized the military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden in 2011
  • Signed the New START arms control treaty with Russia reducing the number of long-range weapons held by both countries