1) Health Care Reform
The Affordable Care Act AKA Obamacare is the cornerstone of Obama's presidency. It will most likely be remembered as one of (if not the greatest) his greatest domestic achievements. According to the Washington Post, more than 11.3 million people signed up for health insurance under Obamacare.
2) Authorized The Raid That Killed Osama Bin Laden
"Last week, I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action and authorized an operation to get Osama Bin Laden and bring him to justice." Obama said in a live speech after the successful raid of Bin Laden's compound. It's a moment every American will look back on and remember exactly what they were doing when they heard the news.
3) Helped The Auto Industry Recover After The Recession
Chrysler and GM have created 250,000 jobs since the recession. That's pretty impressive if you ask us.
4) The Paris Agreement
The Paris Agreement is a comprehensive plan established within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to help reduce global climate change. President Obama was one of the leaders at the forefront of this historic deal.
5) He Repealed Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Now everybody in the military is free to be themselves.
6) The Recovery Act
President Obama signed the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 following the recession. Unemployment rates began to subside only weeks after the bill was signed.
7) He Was The First U.S. President To Openly Support Gay Marriage
"In my second inaugural address, I said that if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well." Obama said, showing that he wasn't afraid to take a stand for what he believed is right. "It is gratifying to see that principle enshrined into law by this decision."
8) Ended The War In Iraq
After years of war without a foreseeable end, the last U.S. troops left Iraq on December 18, 2011.