Change We Can Believe In Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise

ISBN-10: 0307460452

ISBN-13: 9780307460455

Edition: 2008

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At this defining moment in our history, Americans are hungry for change. After years of failed policies and failed politics from Washington, this is our chance to reclaim the American dream. Barack Obama has proven to be a new kind of leaderone who can bring people together, be honest about the challenges we face, and move this nation forward.Change We Can Believe Inoutlines his vision for America. In these pages you will find bold and specific ideas about how to fix our ailing economy and strengthen the middle class, make health care affordable for all, achieve energy independence, and keep America safe in a dangerous world.Change We Can Believe Inasks you not just to believe in Barack Obama's ability to bring change to Washington, it asks you to believe in yours.
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List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 9/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 273
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961. He graduated with a degree in political science from Columbia University in 1983. Before moving to Chicago in 1985, he worked at Business International Corporation and then at the New York Public Interest Research Group. In Chicago, he worked as a community organizer with low-income residents. He entered Harvard Law School in 1988, was elected editor of the Harvard Law Review in 1990, and graduated in 1991. After graduating law school, he returned to Chicago and became a civil rights lawyer. He also taught at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. In 1997, he was elected to the Illinois State Senate and served until 2004. In 2000, he made an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2005, he was elected to the U.S. Senate. In 2007, he announced his candidacy for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. On November 4, 2008, Obama defeated John McCain in the general election and became the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He wrote Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance in 1995 and The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream in 2006. He won Best Spoken Word Album Grammy Awards in 2006 and 2008 for abridged audiobook versions of both books. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. His book Of Thee I Sing came out in 2010.

The Plan
Introduction: Hope for America
Reviving our Economy: Strengthening the Middle Class
Provide Immediate Relief with an Emergency Economic Plan
Economic Security and Opportunity for All American Families
Affordable Health Care for All Americans
Empower Families to Succeed
Restore Trust, Return to Fiscal Responsibility
Investing in Our Prosperity: Creating Our Economic Future
Promote Our Energy Independence and Create Five Million Green Jobs
A World-Class Education for Every American
Make America the Undisputed Leader in Science and Technology
Build the Infrastructure of the Twenty-first Century
Help Our Small Businesses and Manufacturers Thrive and Create Jobs
Compete and Thrive in the Global Economy
Rebuilding America's Leadership: Restoring Our Place in the World
End the War in Iraq Responsibly
Finish the Fight Against Al Qaeda and Turn the Tide Against Global Terrorism
Rebuild a Strong Twenty-first-Century Military
Stop the Spread of Nuclear Weapons
Renew Our Alliances to Meet New Global Challenges
Perfecting Our Union: Embracing America's Values
Restore Trust in Government and Clean Up Washington
Make Voluntary Citizen Service Universal
Partner with Communities of Faith
Strengthen Families
Advance Equal Opportunity for All Americans
Secure Our Borders and Reform a Broken Immigration System
Safeguard the Environment for Future Generations
Honor Sportsmen and Protect the Great Outdoors
Fight Crime and Promote Public Safety
Conclusion: Yes we can
The Call
Declaration of Candidacy: February 10, 2007, Springfield, Illinois
Iowa Caucus Night: January 3, 2008, Des Moines, Iowa
New Hampshire Primary Night: January 8, 2008, Nashua, New Hampshire
A More Perfect Union: March 18, 2008, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Father's Day 2008: June 15, 2008, Chicago, Illinois
Renewing American Competitiveness: June 16, 2008, Flint, Michigan
A World That Stands as One: July 24, 2008, Berlin, Germany
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