January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017
The 2004 presidential election was held on November 4, 2008. Barack Obama defeated John McCain by an electoral vote total of 365 to 173.
Obama was sworn into office as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009, re-elected on November 6, 2012, and sworn in for a second term on January 20, 2013.
In 2009, Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”1
D. Actions as President
Our research shows his following acts as president (legislation he has signed, signing statements, executive orders he has issued, vetoes, pardons and commutations he has given, proclamations and correspondence) from January 20, 2009 to January 19, 2017.
Acts by Year
Signing Statements 2
Executive Orders 3
Pardons & Commutations
Presidential Memoranda 5
Speeches & Remarks 6
- The Nobel Prize, “The Nobel Peace Prize for 2009,” nobelprize.org, October 9, 2009
- “When the President signs a bill into law, he may issue a statement explaining why he is approving the legislation. These statements were traditionally brief and generally did not contain substantive analysis of the legislation. However, in recent administrations they have been used more vigorously and have become a subject of controversy.” Georgetown Law Library (Accessed 4-27-15)
- “official documents that the President issues to manage the operations of the federal government.” Georgetown Law Library (Accessed 4-27-15)
- “Presidential proclamations are announcements of policy from the President.” Georgetown Law Library (Accessed 4-27-15)
- Includes Memoranda, Letters, Notices, Directives and Messages
- A speech for this chart is considered any remark Bush made in front of an undefined number of people, and includes, but is not limited to, State of the Union speeches, radio addresses, press conferences, and commencement ceremonies.