Barack Hussein Obama (brought into the world August 4, 1961) is an American public servant and lawyer who filled in as the 44th president of the United States of America from 2009 to 2017. An individual from the Democratic Party, Obama was the first to be an African-American president of the United States. Before that, he filled in as a U.S. congressperson from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state representative from 1997 to 2004.

The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize was granted to United States President Barack Obama for his “uncommon endeavours to reinforce worldwide affairs and collaboration between individuals”. The Norwegian Nobel Committee declared the honour on October 9, 2009, referring to Obama’s advancement of atomic power (nuclear weapons) limitation and “upgraded atmosphere” in worldwide relations cultivated by Obama, particularly in connecting with the Muslim world. His contribution to maintaining global peace and de-escalation in military strength was noteworthy. His grants include withdrawal of the US military from Iraq and partial withdrawal of the US Army from Afghanistan after settling chaos there.

His views on peace were bold yet simple. It reflected his strict attitude against terrorism yet a kind feature to help the people in distress.

Some of his influencing words include –

The change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
The role of a citizen in a democracy does not end with your vote.
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep on walking, eventually you’ll make progress.
In the end, this is what this election’s about – do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
It is time to give Iraqis their country back.
Change doesn’t come from Washington; change comes to Washington.
Americans still believe in an America where anything’s possible – they just don’t think their leaders do.
It’s important to realize I was actually black before the election.
Hope is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us.

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