Obama Making History in Cuba

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha visit the Museum of the City of Havana in downtown Old Havana, Cuba, on Sunday, March 20, 2016. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Obama is going to be the first president to make an appearance in Cuba since Calvin Coolidge visited in 1928. The president is taking his whole family with him on his trip to the country. Cuba is very exited for the president to be there and have even repainted many of the buildings where the president will be visiting and hanging posters that welcome the president. This trip is very important and historical due to the fact that no president has visited there for almost 90 years. Obama will be in the country for three days. During his time in Cuba, he will be meeting with leaders and entrepreneurs in hopes that the visit will encourage a closer relationship between Cuba and the United States. The president also hopes to gain more economic ties with Cuba. Obama plans on speaking out on behalf of the Cuban people about political and economic freedom. The president says that change will not come from just one presidential visit, but perhaps more visits in the future will spark a change.

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