Barack Obama: President of the United States

January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017

A. Election

The 2004 presidential election was held on November 4, 2008. Barack Obama defeated John McCain by an electoral vote total of 365 to 173.

B. Inaugurations

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.

C. Other

In 2009, Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”[1]The Nobel Prize, “The Nobel Peace Prize for 2009,” nobelprize.org, October 9, 2009

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.

A.
Acts by Year
B.
Legislation Signed
C.
Signing Statements [2]”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 … Continue reading
D.
Executive Orders [3]”official documents that the President issues to manage the operations of the federal government.” Georgetown Law Library (Accessed 4-27-15)
E.
Vetoes
F.
Pardons & Commutations
G.
Proclamations [4]”Presidential proclamations are announcements of policy from the President.” Georgetown Law Library (Accessed 4-27-15)
H.
Presidential Memoranda [5]Includes Memoranda, Letters, Notices, Directives and Messages
I.
Speeches & Remarks [6]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 … Continue reading
J.
Total
20091251338109066492825
201022963819154704991,006
201111663601415084441847
20121592390015185500936
201311651903815052367747
201422353002114645402872
2015115126516516271384929
2016208314151,0751731343332,000
201710005204299563
Total1,29269267121,8421,1806363,4278,725

References

References
1 The Nobel Prize, “The Nobel Peace Prize for 2009,” nobelprize.org, October 9, 2009
2 ”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)
3 ”official documents that the President issues to manage the operations of the federal government.” Georgetown Law Library (Accessed 4-27-15)
4 ”Presidential proclamations are announcements of policy from the President.” Georgetown Law Library (Accessed 4-27-15)
5 Includes Memoranda, Letters, Notices, Directives and Messages
6 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.