The Accomplishments Of Barack Obama During His Presidency

To be a successful leader in the world you have to have a few important traits.

Kindness, empathy, understanding, logic and a drive for success. Barack Obama, the 44th and the first black president of the United States of America embodied all these traits. He served two terms (2009-2017). A black president was something new for not only all Americans but the whole world. “THE GUARDIAN” stated that Obama’s presidency allowed millions of people of colour to have hope for a more hopeful, less racist and discriminatory America. As an American myself I am very grateful for some of his accomplishments.

According to “TIME” he repealed “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” which allowed members of the LGBT community to serve openly in the military. Same sex marriage was also made legal nationwide. This was a new chapter for many LGBTQ+ couples. They could now legally be married and openly be themselves without fear of punishment. In a speech of Obama’s in 2015 he stated that “No matter who you are or what you look like, how you started off, or how and who you love, America is a place where you can write your own destiny.” This showed that Obama saw all humans as equal and that he believed that everyone should have the same rights regardless of their sexual identity, race or religion. Compared to the more conservative governments in the past Obama did the impossible.

In 2010 Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare. This act made health insurance more affordable and accessible to Americans. This proves how competent he was as a person and is another reason why he is so iconic.

“I didn’t run for President so that the dreams of our daughters could be deferred or denied. I didn’t run for President to see inequality and injustice persist in our time. I ran for President to put the same rights, the same opportunities, and the same within the reach for our daughters and our sons alike. I ran for President to put the American Dream within the reach of all of our people, no matter what their gender, or race, or faith, or station.”

Obama saw women as equals and not as objects.

According to “OBAMA WHITEHOUSE ARCHIVES” he fought for equal pay, increased access and support for females who wanted to enter STEM fields, making violence against women and girls a foreign policy priority, signed bills that protected and ensured justice for females, provided better access to quality and affordable healthcare for women. He supported women in the military by opening ground combat positions to them. American women have never felt as empowered and supported as they have when Obama went into office. Hes always been an advocate for women’s rights and that is so rare in someone with enormous amounts of power.

Barack Obama was an amazing president and will always remain iconic not only as the first black president of the USA but also as the first president to take into account and full value of how important women were in everyday life. All these and way more are reasons why he should be included in the Cregan Museum. I hope that one day all humans will have a progressive mindset such as Obama’s and that starts with including him in this museum.