President Barack Obama: Election, Policies & Accomplishments


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Which of the following was NOT a promise of the Obama 2008 presidential campaign?

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1. Why was Obama's domestic agenda during his first term heavily criticised by the Tea Party?

2. Which event tarnished the accomplishments of Obama's first term foreign policy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo examines how Barack Obama's policies changed from the campaign trail to the White House. You will specifically be tested on Obama's achievements in domestic legislation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Events that tarnished Obama's first-term foreign policy accomplishments
  • Landmark pieces of legislation passed during the Obama administration
  • Obama's campaign promises, and the voters to whom they appealed
  • President Obama's accomplishments in foreign policy and fighting terrorism

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the policies and accomplishments of President Obama
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about criticisms of Obama's first term as President in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast promises made during Obama's presidential campaign with his policies as President

Additional Learning

To learn more about the policies and accomplishments of President Obama, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify domestic and foreign policy accomplishments during Barack Obama's first term as President
  • Understand how conservative and liberal groups responded to President Obama's accomplishments
  • Differentiate between campaign promises made by Obama and the policies he delivered and enforced in the White House