Becoming

by Michelle Obama

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Becoming

by Michelle Obama


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  • Meeting Barack Obama

    Michelle was a lawyer at 25 years old, working for a firm called Sidley & Austin in Chicago, Illinois. It was at this firm that she met Barack Obama. He was 3 years older than her, but had not yet finished law school, and was interning with the firm for the summer. Barack was the total opposite of M

  • First Lady

    Being the First Lady came with expectations. Previous First Ladies stood by their husband's sides, smiling and supporting, but did not interfere with the presidential work. Michelle did not want to waste her opportunity. She was determined to use the power she had, subtly but effectively, while also

  • It is easy to be taken out of context.

    When Barack Obama decided to run for President, Michelle didn't think he could possibly win. By allowing Barack to run for president, Michelle knew she was thrusting their family, especially herself, into the spotlight. If he won, she would be expected to look and act a certain way as the First Lady

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