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Top 10+ Achievements Of Barack Obama

With his term as the President of the United States ending soon, we take a look at all the things Barack Obama has accomplished so far in various fields with his powerful position. Here's a list of his top 10 achievements in no particular order.

4

Improved the Economy

Improved the Economy

By the end of his first year, the economy created and sustained 2.1 million jobs and stimulated the economy by 3.5%.

1

Started Obama Care

Started Obama Care

President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act which provided universal health care to 32 million uninsured Americans.

3

Expanded Wilderness and Watershed Protection

Expanded Wilderness and Watershed Protection

Obama has constantly been vocal about the effect of global warming on the planet and has done his part in trying to save it as much as possible. He signed Omnibus Public Lands Management Act (2009), which designated more than 2 million acres as wilderness, created thousands of miles of recreational and historic trails, and protected more than 1,000 miles of rivers. He also appeared on Bear Grills' show to voice his concerns about the effects of global morming

7

Created Jobs

Created Jobs

In 2010, more jobs were created than had been created during Bush’s eight years and by April 2016, new unemployment claims hit their lowest level since November 1973.

9

Made Changes in Federal Student Loan Program

Made Changes in Federal Student Loan Program

He made sure students got their federal student loans directly from the federal government which means the Treasury will save $67 billion over ten years, $36 billion of which will go to expanding Pell Grants to lower-income students.

10

Openly Supported and Protected the LGBT community

Openly Supported and Protected the LGBT community

He signed and implemented the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which made it a federal crime to assault anyone based on his or her sexual orientation or gender identity.

2

Eliminated Osama bin laden

Eliminated Osama bin laden

In a historic move against terrorism, Obama ordered the special forces to exterminate the Al- Qaeda leader which was a successful mission.

5

Made the government system more transparent

Made the government system more transparent

By creating Recovery.org, he provided all the information to the public about where all the taxpayer's money was spent

8

Helped in Overthrowing Mubarak and Gaddafi

Helped in Overthrowing Mubarak and Gaddafi

Obama joined a coalition of European and Arab governments in military action against Gaddafi regime to defend Libyan civilians and overthrow Gaddafi. On February 1, 2011, publicly called on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to accept reform or step down, thus weakening the dictator’s position and putting America on the right side of the Arab Spring.

6

Ended the War in Iraq

Ended the War in Iraq

After he ended the war, he ordered all the troops to leave Iraq and come back home.

Obama Moves To Protect Planned Parenthood Funding, Permanently

His new rule would block states from defunding the family planning provider for political reasons.