U.S. Government

The Legacy of Obama's Achievements

Barack Obama is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Barack Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. Obama signed many landmark bills into law during his first two years in office. The main reforms that were passed include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as the “Affordable Care Act” or “Obamacare”), the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010. Learn more about his accomplishments, historic speeches and executive orders in this meticulously edited collection, formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
Inaugural Speeches
First Inaugural Address
Second Inaugural Address
Main Accomplishments
Health Care
Climate and Energy
American Leadership
Economic Progress
Equality & Social Progress
Executive Orders
Presidential Records
Review and Disposition of Individuals Detained at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and Closure of Detention Facilities
Review of Detention Policy Options
Ensuring Enforcement and Implementation of Abortion Restrictions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts
Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces
Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade
Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States for 2015–2020
Delegation of Certain Authorities and Assignment of Certain Functions Under the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015
Amendment to Executive Order 13673
Developing an Integrated Global Engagement Center To Support Government-wide Counterterrorism Communications Activities Directed Abroad and Revoking Executive Order 13584
International Agreements & Treaties
Paris Agreement
Farwell Address — “Yes We Can”
244 printed pages
Original publication



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