Obama can be rated among some of the best American presidents in the modern age. He has been able to accomplish several great things through his years as the president. These accomplishments are one of the reasons as to why he was re-elected for a second term. In order to understand why he can be rated as one of the best president in the recent years, one needs to take a look at his achievements. Some of the main successful policies during his 8 year term include the following;
Preventing a great economic depression
Economists had predicted that the country will suffer a great economic depression just when Obama became the president. This would have led to the closure of several big companies include car manufacturing companies and in turn make life harder. This was depression was to be the second greatest economic depression faced by the country. He was able to prevent this and stabilize the country’s economy. This can actually be viewed as his greatest achievement.
The Iraq war
He was able to finally stop the Iraq war that had been going on for several years. By doing this he was able to reduce the total number of military troops in the country from 170,000 to only 50,000. The remaining military individuals were responsible for the training of the Iraq forces as opposed to engaging in war.
Smoking has been a big issue in the country for a long duration of time. He was able to come up with a law act that enabled the food and drug authority in the country to be able to regulate and control the manufacture, sale and marketing of tobacco products.
These are the three main accomplishment of Obama during his 8 year term. All three accomplishments have been able to positively affect the country and its citizens.