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Barack Obama served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. During his time in office, he accomplished a lot from ending the war in Iraq to making same-sex marriage legal and enforcing Obamacare.

To celebrate his birthday, we gathered 7 of Obama’s most amazing accomplishments while being President.

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7 Of Obama’s Greatest Accomplishments While President  was originally published on wtlcfm.com

1. Signed The Affordable Care Act

Signed The Affordable Care Act Source:Getty

On March 23, 2010 Obama signed the The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act–also known as Obamacare– which allowed millions of uninsured Americans to receive health insurance. 

 

2. Ended The War In Iraq

Ended The War In Iraq Source:Getty

3. Signed The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Signed The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Source:Getty

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by Obama on December 10, 2015 and replaced the No Child Left Behind Act. The act made changes to ensure that all students had a chance to equal education and success. 

4. Signed The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act

Signed The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act Source:Getty

In 2012, Obama signed DACA Act,  which allowed millions of people to avoid deportation. Recipients of DACA are young people who grew up in America, but are unauthorized immigrants. 

5. Repealed The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Act

Repealed The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Act Source:Getty

In 2011, Obama repealed the “don’t ask, don’t tell” act. This allowed members of the LGBTQ+ community to serve openly in the US military. 

6. Nominated Sonia Sotomayor To The U.S. Supreme Court

Nominated Sonia Sotomayor To The U.S. Supreme Court Source:Getty

On May 26 2009, Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court making her the first Hispanic justice to serve on the Supreme Court.

 

7. Signed The Hunger-Free Kids Act

Signed The Hunger-Free Kids Act Source:Getty

The Hunger-Free Kids Act allowed funding for federal school meal and child nutrition programs and increased access to healthy food for low-income children.

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