Timeline: President Obama's presidency

A look back through President Barack Obama's presidency as the 44th President of the United States of America.

Obama releases birth certificate

Credit: AP, 2011

April 27, 2011

Obama releases birth certificate

This image released by the White House shows a copy of President Barack Obama's long form birth certificate from Hawaii, which he released on April 27, 2011, after complaints from a group of conservatives known as "birthers," who did not believe Obama was born on American soil.

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