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The Nations First African American President

Updated on February 9, 2013
A two-termed President
A two-termed President | Source
2009 Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama. Sworn in by Chief Justice of the United States, John G. Roberts, Jr.
2009 Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama. Sworn in by Chief Justice of the United States, John G. Roberts, Jr. | Source
2013 Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama. Sworn in by Chief Justice of the United States, John G. Roberts, Jr.
2013 Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama. Sworn in by Chief Justice of the United States, John G. Roberts, Jr. | Source
The grey is the confederate slave states
The grey is the confederate slave states
Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of The United States. Feb. 12, 1809-April 15, 1865 Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865, one month before the war ended. The war lasted 4 years.
Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of The United States. Feb. 12, 1809-April 15, 1865 Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865, one month before the war ended. The war lasted 4 years. | Source

Milestone in Black History

Black History Month was special in 2009. The inauguration of the first African American to hold this position. Barack Obama, the 44th President of The United States. Elected in 2008 after running in the presidential race with John McClain. The inauguration was held on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. The inaugural events started on January 18, and lasted through January 21. President Obama quoted a phrase from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, "A New Birth of Freedom. Tribute was given to Martin Luther King's Day as well.

Black History Month has another milestone to record in Black History. The re-election of an African American President. President Obama was re-elected in 2012 after running against Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The first inauguration was a private ceremony, held in the Blue Room in the White House on Sunday, January 20, 2013. The public inauguration was the following day. Again, the President quotes references to Abraham Lincoln. "Faith in America's Future," the "perseverance and unity" of the United States, and his own quote moving "Forward." The inaugural events started on January 19th, lasting through to the memorial holiday of Martin Luther King, Jr on Monday, January 21, 2013.


Lincoln and The 39th Congress - Obama and The 112th Congress

Obama has quoted phrases that Lincoln spoke during his rein in the presidency. Perhaps this is why Obama admire Lincoln, his accomplishments. What made Lincoln a successful president was, he had the 39 congress. Whereas, President Obama has the obstructional, block everything he propose to do house. Did the house say publicly that they will not help "this president" do nothing? It seems as if the goal is, to make every effort to cause the president to fail.

During the civil war, Lincoln thought deeply how he could end the war but he would need the help of congress to get two articles passed. He slowly and skillfully maneuvered to get the votes he need. He had republicans in both houses and the 39th congress came together and supported the Emancipation of Proclamation freeing the slaves because they thought it was an act of justice and military necessary. Lincoln knew this would not be enough, so again, he relied on congress to pass a constitutional amendment, the 13th amendment legally banning slavery.

References

www.biography.com

www.mrlincolnandfreedom.com

www.americancivilwar.com

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    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      18 months ago from The Caribbean

      Yes he did despite the hurdles. He left with the grey hair and the 60% approval rating to prove it. Thank him and thank God for him.

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      Michelle Liew 

      4 years ago from Singapore

      Yes, it certainly is memorable mark on Black History!

    • bodylevive profile imageAUTHOR

      BODYLEVIVE 

      4 years ago from Alabama, USA

      Hi Audrey, yes it does. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      Obama's presidency marks a turning point in our history I think--so good to see really--

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