Directions: Underline the words in the story as you find them, unscramble them and write them in the boxes below. Barack Obama was born in 1961. His parents were both students at the University of Hawaii . His parents separated when he was two years old and his father returned to Kenya. He moved with his mother to Jakarta. When he was ten years old he went to live with his grandparents who had moved to Hawaii. While attending school in Hawaii he was one of only three black students in the school. After graduating from high school he attended college in Los Angeles and then graduated from Columbia University in New York. In Chicago he worked with low-income families and housing development. Next he attended law school at Harvard and became a civil rights lawyer. In 1992 he married Michelle Robinson. They have two daughters, Malia Ann and Natasha. In 1996 he was elected to the Illinois State Senate, and eight years later he was elected to the United States Senate. In 2007 he announced he would run for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. He and John McCain, the Republican candidate, campaigned tirelessly for months. On election day November 4, 2008 an early victory was achieved and Barack Obama became the first African American to ever be elected to the highest office in the land, the presidency. It was a truly historical event in the country. The nation and the world watch as he starts to accomplish the goals he has set for the betterment of Americans.