Barack Obama FAQ

By Staff

Q: What year was Barack Obama born in?
A: 1961

Q: How old is Barack Obama?
A: As of this writing, he is 46 years old.

Q: Is Barack Obama too young to be president?
A: No. His qualifications, character, experience, intelligence, and leadership abilities give him a level of wisdom and maturity that are nothing short of remarkable.

Q: Where was Barack Obama born?
A: Hawaii

Q: What is Barack Obama’s religion?
A: He is a Christian.

Q: Is Barack Obama African-American?
A: Barack Obama is, first and foremost, AMERICAN…and a great American at that. His father was black and his mother was white; so that technically makes him biracial; but most people see him as African American.

Q: Is Barack Obama married?
A: Yes, he is married to an intelligent and beautiful woman named Michelle Obama.

Q: Does Barack Obama have children.
A: Yes, two wonderful children…and he is a great father.

Q: How long has Barack Obama been in politics for?
A: For 10 years. He started as a member of the Illinois State Senate in 1997.

Q: Are Barack Obama’s biological parents still alive?
A: No, they have passed away.

Q: Did Barack Obama’s biological parents divorce?
A: Yes, they separated when Barack was two and later divorced.

Q: Who was Barack’s biological father?
A: His father’s name was Barack Obama, Sr., he who was born in Kenya and died in an automobile accident in 1982.

Q: Is it true that Barack Obama lived in Indonesia when he was young?
A: Yes, he lived in Jakarta, Indonesia from ages 6 to 10

Q: Why did Barack Obama move to Indonesia?
A: Because after his biological parents divorced, his mother married a man from Indonesia named Lolo Soetoro, and the family moved to Indonesia in 1967.

Q: What university did Barack Obama graduate from?
A: He graduated from Columbia University in 1983 with a degree in Political science, and he graduated from Harvard Law School in 1991.

Q: What type of work did Barack Obama do after he when he was younger?
A: After he received his degree from Columbia, he worked at Business International Corporation and New York Public Interest Research Group (both in New York); And then became the Director of the Developing Communities Project in Chicago where he worked with low-income residents. After he completed law school, he returned to Chicago and worked as an associated attorney with a law firm in which he represented individuals in discrimination claims, voting rights cases, and other important cases. He became a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School from 1993 until he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004.

Q: Was he in the Illinois state legislature before he was elected to the U.S. Senate?
A: Yes, her served in the Illinois state senate from 1997 to 2004.

Q: How did Barack Obama become so famous? Was there a major event that thust him into the public eye?
A: Yes. Barack gave the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, and the speech was VERY well received. He seemed to become a “rock star” politician with that singular event.

Q: Is Barack Obama really as nice as he seems to be.
A: Yes. He is a very kind man, and that kindness and compassion has manifested itself throughout his life with his public service, his work to help others, and his amazing disposition.

Q: Is Barack Obama a role model for black people?
A: Barack Obama is a role model for ALL people!