Born in 1961, Barack Obama became the first African American in history to enter the White House as President of the United States. He served two terms as president, successfully implementing his contentious healthcare act, Obamacare. Obama began his career as a community organiser in Chicago, before enrolling at the Harvard Law School. He went on to become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review. While teaching law at the University of Chicago, Obama served in the Illinois Senate. In 2004 he ran for the U.S. Senate and in 2008 was nominated for President. After beating Republican John McCain, Obama was inaugurated in 2009. After 8 years in office, Obama stepped down to make way for Donald Trump. Since leaving office, Obama has been critical of his successor.