KILLING OF OSAMA BIN LADEN
After a relentless pursuit, President Obama was able to eliminate the world’s most-wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden. On May 2, 2011, the Al Qaeda leader was killed during a Navy SEAL raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Obama was overseeing the operation from the White House.
THE CUBAN THAW
In December 2014, President Obama initiated the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, ending a 54-year stretch of hostility between the nations. In March 2016, Obama became the first President to visit the island of Cuba since 1928.
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
In 2009, the Norwegian Nobel Committee decided to award the Peace Prize to Barack Obama for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation among peoples”.
On March 23, 2010, President Obama triggered the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” It has become the most significant regulatory overhaul of the healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.
SOCIAL MEDIA PRESIDENT
Obama has the highest number of followers on Twitter than any other president. More than 80 million users worldwide follow@BarackObama. His account ranks 4th among the most popular, behind @Katyperry, @Justinbieber and @Taylorswift13.