Barack Obama, the first African-American President of the United States legacy should reflect his efforts in saving the country from a major economic crash and thus, forging a robust economic recovery which subsequently vaulted the economic markets and job growth, including saving General Motors and other industries. Additionally, a major healthcare program was created; the Affordable Care Act, which expanded health coverage which currently serves millions of Americans; a Climate Change Agreement amongst various countries including China, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals for undocumented immigrants and a host of other significant actions. What I find most profound from his presidency is that he, many times, had to act boldly and singularly, in spite of total and consistent opposition from the Republican Party, whose sole mission was to make him a one term president. Above all, President Obama’s legacy will ultimately prove that he is a living embodiment of American exceptionalism, as he demonstrated that effective governing requires discipline, careful deliberation and the willingness to make hard and imperfect decisions without being impulsive or cavalier. In the final analysis, he truly was a transformative president.