The Turning Point
Following graduation, Obama accepted two jobs, one as a civil rights attorney, and one teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School. While working as a summer associate at a law firm, he met a sharp and beautiful lawyer named Michelle Robinson. They began dating, and in 1992, the couple married. In 1997, Obama decided to turn his sights to elective politics and ran for Illinois State Senate. He won. Shortly after, in 1998, the couple had their first daughter, Malia.