Obama ordered the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, a military prison established by former President George W. Bush, but Congress prevented the closure by refusing to appropriate the required funds.
The Cuban thaw was a warming of Cuba-United States relations that began in December 2014, ending a 54-year stretch of hostility between the two nations. In March 2016, Barack Obama became the first U.S. President to visit Cuba since 1928.
16) What year did Obama deliver the Democratic National Convention keynote address?
Obama received national attention in 2004, with his unexpected March primary win, his well-received July Democratic National Convention keynote address, and his landslide November election to the Senate.