This is a number poem that Yousef Faraj created on Jan. 20th,the day of Barack Obama’s inaugaration.
0 – HOW LONG WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR A MINORITY PRESIDENT
1. (FIRST) THE NATIONS FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT
2. THE SECOND TIME A PRESIDENT HAS BEEN SWORN IN ON PRESIDENT LINCOLN’S BIBLE
3. 3 MILLION PEOPLE EXPECTED FOR TODAY’S INAUGURATION.
4. THE AMOUNT OF YEARS OBAMA WILL SERVE AS PRESIDENT
7 PRESIDENT OBAMA’S DAUGHTER SASHA IS 7
10 PRESIDENT OBAMA’S older DAUGHTERS AGE 10
12 . 12 NOON OBAMA TAKES THE OATH OF OFFICE USING PRESIDENT LINCOLN’S BIBLE
17. THE LENGTH OF MINUTES OF BARACK OBAMA’S SPEECH
31. THE TEMPERATURE AT 12 NOON IN WASHINGTON D.C. FOR THE INAUGARATION
44. HOW MANY PRESIDENTS OUR COUNTRY HAS HAD
45 THE AGE OF MICHELLE OBAMA
47 THE AGE OF BARACK OBAMA
50 THE STATE OF HAWAII WAS OUR COUNTRIES 50TH STATE, AND ONE TIME RESIDENCE OF BARACK OBAMA
56 THE NUMBER OF INAUGURATIONS OUR COUNTRY HAS HAD.
80 HOW OLD MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WOULD HAVE BEEN AT TODAY’S INAUGURATION
105 MINUTES THE LONGEST INAUGURATION SPEECH FOR A PRESIDENT, WILLIAM H. HARRISON
136 WORDS IN PRESIDENT WASHINGTON’S INAUGURATION SPEECH THE SHORTEST ON RECORD.
200 HOW OLD PRESIDENT LINCOLN WOULD HAVE BEEN AT TODAY’S INAUGURATION
1982 THE year PRESIDENT OBAMA LOST HIS DAD.
1983 THE YEAR PRESIDENT OBAMA GRADUATED FROM COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
1995 THE YEAR PRESIDENT OBAMA LOST HIS MOM
303,824,640 PEOPLE, UNITED AMERICANS BELIEVING IN ONE GOAL.
Article from Time For Kids Site
The Person of the Year Is…
TIME and TFK name Barack Obama 2008 Person of the Year
On November 4, millions of people across the country braved long lines at the polls to elect Barack Obama to become the 44th President of the United States and the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office. This morning, in New York City, Obama earned another distinction: TIME magazine chose President-elect Barack Obama as the Person of the Year for 2008.
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In this 80-year-old tradition, TIME editors recognize the person, group or (sometimes) idea that has influenced events and had the greatest impact on the world for the preceding 12 months. The editors of TIME point to Obama’s confidence and vision for America’s future as some of the key reasons for making Obama this year’s choice. He overcame a more than a few obstacles to reach his goal. Critics said his rivals had more experience. Some said he had a foreign-sounding funny name. Still, he surmounted the racial divide to win one of the most dramatic elections in U.S. history.
At TIME FOR KIDS, the question was left open to our readers, who made their pick on our timeforkids.com poll. Kids chose Barack Obama as their Person of 2008. According to your votes, super-swimmer Michael Phelps finished second and Senator John McCain earned third place.
Who might become the Person of the Year in 2009? Teaching kids about the people who are changing our world is something TFK aims to do every week. Together, we will watch world events unfold during the year ahead.
Who would you nominate for person of the year? It can be a famous person, or someone in your own life, but who ever you would nominate give your reason why you think they should be person of the year.