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Sample Key Takeaways from Part 1
Barack Obama, 44th president of the United States, did not come from a political family. He had liberal maternal grandparents, who left the Midwest before he was born and moved to Hawaii, away from political and racial turmoil in the 1960s.
Obama’s mother was different from her parents, and had strong opinions. She had rebelled against convention ever since her schooldays, joined civil rights marches, and advocated against the Vietnam War and for women’s rights. Yet she never actively participated in politics.
Obama didn’t really know his father, who worked in Kenya. They only met once, when he was 10, and the rest of their communication was via letters.