A Moment in History: Barack Obama

by ian

The year 2009 was pivotal in American history. The nation was in the midst of a disastrous economic recession and looking to rebound just as the age of technology was taking off with the rise of the smartphone. Concurrently, a historic figure entered the White House, and he brought with him no small amount of controversy. He swung the balance of power back toward the left, and perhaps farther to the left than the country ever had been before. He would also become the first African-American President of the United States. He was the 44th Commander-in-Chief, Barack Obama.