Posts tagged “Inaugaration

Barack Obama by the Numbers

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.


The 44th President of the United States, and What Can I do to help, Mr. President?

Click on the link to watch Barack Obama being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.
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Yesterday was a great day for our nation yes because we elected an African-American man who as he put it “60 years ago my father would had a hard time being served at restaurants in this area (Washington, D.C.) and today in that same place his son became President of the United States “. Yes that is a victory, but that is not enough. President Obama promises to serve us and he asks for our help in making America a better country. He says it starts with communities and Neighborhoods. He says that each person, adult and child must answer his call to make this a better country. He calls all of us to service. So I ask you what can you do to make your home, your school, your neighborhood a better place? What steps can you take to make the world better for everyone?
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This is very much in the spirit of Gandhi and King two men we have been discussing these last weeks.Two men who always asked themselves the question; What can I do to help?
Lets talk about this today and each pledge something we can do to make our world a better place to live in.

Time Magazines Person of the Year: Barack Obama

Article from Time For Kids Site

The Person of the Year Is…

TIME and TFK name Barack Obama 2008 Person of the Year

By Andrea Delbanco

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.


FREDERICK M. BROWN-GETTY IMAGESBarack Obama, TIME and TFK Person of the Year

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.

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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.