Who was the world's first African-American President?
The American election in 2008
marked one that was going to be historic, indeed. The Republicans had strong
names fighting for their side including John McCain and Rudy Giuliani, the
Democrats had hype and excitement on their side as they had two presidential
candidates that would forever go down in the history books, whether they won or
lost. The first was Hillary Clinton, who was not only a former First Lady but
also a frontrunner for winning the Democrat’s vote for the seat, and facing the
Republican’s choice head-to-head. Another candidate however was Barack Obama and
he too would leave his own fingerprint on the history books as being an
African-American candidate. Facing Hillary Clinton throughout the primaries,
they both presented strong arguments for their respective cases and an intense
dedication to important issues. After the primaries, Barack Obama defeated
Hillary Clinton and would be the one to stand up against John McCain for the
seat of the Office of the President.
Barack Obama and John McCain had very different
views and opinions and they battled hard against each other while on the
campaign trail. McCain used financial support from corporate sponsors and
private funding, while Obama walked door to door asking for support and telling
people about his plans and strategies. The official debates were well-fought on
both sides but in the end, Obama emerged as who the American people thought was
the better man. On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected to be the first
African-American President of the United States.
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