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Your messages for Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Barack Obama is making history by officially becoming America's first black president.

Millions of people all over the world are excited about Obama taking over, but are you one of them?

What message would you like to send him?

What are your hopes for his presidency? Do you think he will have a positive affect on the world and make lots of changes?

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Your comments

"Good luck Obama. I wish you all the best of luck and all the best. I hope all your dreams about changing the whole world into a better place come true."

Abdulq, 11, Bermondsey, England

"Well done. I hope you change America Obama and congrats!"

Gemma, 11, Bradford, England

"I hope you fulfil your promises."

Anthony, 11, Airdrie, Scotland

"Congratulations! I'm glad you are president because many people, including myself, believe that you can make a difference and have the power not only to make America a better place, but the whole world too."

Lucy, 11, London, England

"I am Palestinian and I want peace for my country. I hope you can do something about the war."

Sarah, 10, London, England

"Obama is the greatest ever. I hope when I grow up I will be just like him."

Eve, 11, Gwynedd, Wales

"Well done Obama! You will be better than George Bush."

Abbi, 11, Worcestershire, England

"You will be a brilliant president and and you'll make the world a happier place for all of us."

Sarah, 11, West Sussex, England

"You are so lucky! We know you can change America."

Kofi, 10, London, England

"Well done for being the first black American president. I think you will make America a better place."

Rose, 11, Manchester, England

"I would just like to say good luck and congratulations on becoming president."

Thomas, 11, Merseyside, England

"I think that you are an excellent president and I hope that you will make a difference to the poor of the world. You are very welcome to come to Ireland."

Katherine, 10, Dungannon, Ireland

"Please make the world a better place."

Chibs, 10, London, England

"I hope you keep your promises and take our loyal troups out of Afghanistan."

Stephen, 10, Liverpool, England

"I think Barack Obama should be president of the world."

Emma, 11, London, England

"Well done for being the first black president. I was watching you on the television and I think you are becoming my hero."

Latisha, 11, Wolverhampton, England

"I hope you make change, not just to America but to the world."

Shah, 13, Newcastle, England

"Please make the environment better for the earth."

Sarah, 12, Kent, England

"Be a good president and make the world a better place."

Ben, 10, Sunshine Coast, Australia

"I hope Obama bans the sale of dangerous animals in the USA because lots of people keep dangerous animals as pets and I think this needs to be stopped right now!"

Sophie, 12, New Zealand

"I hope you will make the world a better place and stop racism."

Emily, 14, Wolverhampton, England

"I think you will make an excellent president and you will achieve great things."

Lewis, 10, Aberdeen, Scotland

"I hope you keep your promises and I hope that Sasha and Malia get the puppy that they wanted."

Emma, 9, Clyde Valley, Scotland

"Congratulations, good Luck Obama."

Lucy, 14, London, England

"Well done with your historic win. The three things you have to focus on are the economy, the war and the environment. You already have done loads on your first day; I can only imagine what you can do in four years."

Darragh, 12, Dublin, Ireland

"I am so glad you're president! I'm sure you will change the lives of millions."

Ashtal, 14, London, England

"Please can you make the world a better place and stop racism. Well done for becoming president and good luck in the future."

Ciaran, 10, Manchester, England

"Well done Obama. You'll make a good president and you'll make the world a better place for us all!"

Amber, 12, London, England

"I hope you're going to be a good president. Martin Luther King's dream has come true, he would be really happy about it."

Bianka, 11, London, England

"Please change the world and show us what you really can achieve."

Faduma, 14, Milton Keynes, England

"Please help us to make the world a better place."

Whitney, 9, London, England

"I think that Barack Obama will make a great leader for America because he seems to be very confident in what he is doing."

Jack, 11, Hampshire, England

"Barack Obama, you are my role model."

Leah, 9, Lewisham, England

"Everyone I know is so happy that you are president. I am sure that you will live up to all their expectations!"

Natasha 14, London, England

"I am happy you were elected president of America. I hope you can make things better. I think you can do it."

Orla, 8, Newcastle, England

"I really hope you keep the promises you made. All the best!"

Anisah, 10, Edinburgh, Scotland

"You must be so proud of yourself for all you have achieved. The only thing I would hope for during your presidency is that you bring peace to the world - no more wars. Good luck for the future!!!"

Milly, 13, Manchester, England

"Congratulations! You're a great man, you made your country and every other country proud, including me. I always spread the word on how great you are! You truly are a hero, you deserve to be the president of the United States, well done & best of luck!"

Anisa, 13, Nottinghamshire, England

"You really deserved to win - you made history and everyone is proud of you."

Harriet, 12, London, England

"I know you will do a good job and be a good president."

Rachel, 9, Dublin, Ireland

"Let's hope you can make a difference - I hope so!!"

Kate, 14, Gloucester, England

"Even though I live in Norfolk could you please make the world a better place to be?"

Jenna, 11, Norfolk, England

"I think he will make a big change to the world."

Sana, 10, Thurrock, England

"I think you will make a great president. You really have proved it doesn't matter about what race you are. Enjoy exploring the White House with your wife and daughters."

Kym, 12, Huddersfield, England

"It's so good to know Barack Obama is going to change the world for the better. Go Obama. You rock!"

Aimee, 13, West Yorkshire, England

"Barack Obama, I think what you have ahead of you is so good, and you should be so proud, I think that this shows for all us black America, that you can make a difference. Make the world a better place!"

Ashley, 11, America

"Well done, but getting to the top is only half the battle. Nobody is expecting you to fix all the world's problems, but I'm sure you will give it a good go. Well done and good luck."

Charley, 13, Reading, England

"Well done, you are certainly my role model. Martin Luther King Jnr would be so proud of you. I saw your ceremony last night."

Millie, 11, Norfolk, England

"Make the world a better place by stopping pollution and climate change."

Liam, 11, Scotland

"Congratulations and good luck Obama!"

Dominic, 10, Reading, England

"You are amazing! The best yet! The world is in your hands!"

Alexi, 11, London, England

"I think you really did deserve to be President of the United States and, although I am in a different country and not old enough to vote, I wanted you to win."

Joseph, 11, Essex, England

"Congratulations on your victory. Hope you do well. I admired your speech yesterday. Best of luck."

Michael, 10, Hertfordshire, England

"You have shown the people of the world no matter who you are, or what colour skin you have, you can still do great things."

Ellie, 11, Birmingham, England

"I'm so happy that Obama is president! I'm expecting great things from him and I know he will deliver."

Cara, 12, Sheffield, England

"Please will you try to stop war in Afghanistan because I think it is horrible that people are dying."

Ben, 10, Leeds, England

"I think the world will change when Obama takes over."

Hamed, 14, England

"Even though he is not president of my country, I still think he will do a great job."

Rebecca, 10, Manchester, England

"I'm so happy for you and your family. I think you are perfect for the job. I hope you can help make the USA a happy place."

Gemma, 9, Hertfordshire, England

"Well done, Barack! I hope you can change America!"

Hannah, 10, London, England

"Barack Obama RULES. I think he'll be great and will really make a difference all over the world, especially in the Middle East."

Zaki, 12, West Sussex, England

"I know he will make a big difference!"

George, 10, Cheshire, England

"You have shown the world that no matter what race you are, you can still achieve great things."

Rachel, 10, Wales

"I think Barack Obama might be a good president, but we need to see what he does."

Hinna, 12, Surrey, England

"I think it's great that America has their first black president and that Martin Luther King would be so happy!"

Sophie, 11, UK

"I really hope you enjoy being president and I'm sure you will make lots of new friends."

Lizzie, 10, Wales

"I think you will be a great president. I hope you will keep your promises. It is amazing how you can write a speech then remember it and say it out loud to thousands of people. I can't believe you could remember all those sentences! Good luck Obama!!!"

Emily, 9, Gloucestershire, England

"Congratulations on becoming the president. I hope that all your family enjoy living in the White House and I think you will make a brilliant president. I'm sure that you will make changes in America."

Phoebe, 9, Cheshire, England

"I was so happy that you were the new president of the USA because I think it's nice of you to say you are going to try to save Gaza."

Samia, 8, Bradford, England

"You are going to change the world, I mean you already have. You are a true inspiration for many people young and old and you make many people proud - and you should know I am one of them! For the people reading this, take a moment to think about what he can do for our world!"

Chloe, 11 Northampton, England

"I think you are going to change the world. You have shown the world it doesn't matter what race you are."

Harriet, 11, Cardiff, Wales

"You will be a great president. You have made HISTORY!!!"

Molly & Maisie, 10, Ipswich, England

"Please, will you make the world a better place?"

Charlie, 10, Leeds, England

"I think that he is a really good president. Also he has made great history by becoming the first black president."

Molly, 12, Gloucestershire, England

"I think it's great that Barack Obama is the president. I know that he will do great things and will always be fair. Congratulations!!!"

Vanezza, 11, Gloucestershire, England

"I think you will be the best president America has ever had."

Lola, 13, Munich, Germany

"I am so excited! This is amazing that this has happened in our life time!"

Louisa, 13, Staffordshire, England

"I hope he will do everything he said he would do in his inauguration yesterday."

Fahim, 11, Bradford, England

"We all wish him good luck."

Molly, 13, Somerset, England

"You can make history, just keep working hard. I hope you enjoy your job and keep smiling! Rock on Obama."

Year 4, Dublin, Ireland

"Barack Obama RULES. I think he will make a big change."

Chloe, 9, Birmingham, England

"We think that Barack Obama will be a very successful president and make great choices. He will do all he can to make sure that America is happy and safe. We hope you had fun at all the balls that you attended on the night of your enrolment to being president of the US."

Leila & Darcy, 10, Cheshire, England

"Congratulations Mr President. I hope you will enjoy being America's president. I watched your speech and it was amazing! I hope you, your wife and your kids enjoy living in the White House."

Joanna, 10, Wiltshire, England

"Everyone at my school thinks that you will do great things for America and for the world - to try and help people who are in need everywhere."

Niamh, 10, Swindon, England

"We think that you are a great president and suitable for Congress. We watched your speech and you were very brave. We hope you enjoy living in the White House with your wife and daughters!"

Naomi & Becky, 11, Wiltshire, England

"Mr Obama I think that you will do brilliantly as the first black president of America - and do the fairest thing for your country to the best of your ability."

Alexander & Mitch, 10, Cheshire, England

"Well done Obama, you deserved the huge crowd. You deserve to be the first black president of the USA."

Ben, 10, Wiltshire, England

"I think it is great that there is a first black president of the United States rather than another George Bush. I think he will be a brilliant president and will stop racism. He also mentioned that he's going to try to stop climate change. GO ON BARAK! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!"

Thomas, 10, Wiltshire, England

"WELL DONE. You are the first black president. I hope you do well."

Bethany, 8, Bradford, England

"You are a good man and I think you will be a good president. I like you a lot."

Jade, 8, Bradford, England

"I am excited about the new president, Barack Obama, because he has the power to change everything in a good way."

Sara, 10, United Arab Emirates

"Although I am not American I am very proud for Obama to become president. I hope change is about to come for the rights of black people and everyone else."

Jack, 11, Wiltshire, England

"I think you will be a brill president. Now we are studying about you and I loved your speech."

Megan, 9, Bradford, England

"I think you will be a fantastic president and I think America will like you too. I am studying about you and I loved your speech."

Amber, 9, Bradford, England

"You did it!"

Hassan, 8, Bradford, England

"I think that you deserved to be president because you want to help in Gaza and I think that's great!!!"

Samia, 8, Bradford, England

"Barack Obama you deserve to be the president of America."

Maghan, 10, Wales

"We hope that you are going to be a really good president for the USA. We hope you can try to fix some of the disasters in the world."

Year 10, West Lothian, Scotland

"I am glad you are president because you are kind and you have made history."

Lewis, 10, Manchester, England

"Your speech was very powerful and a lot of Americans were very excited as you know. As you said there will be change and you're going to make a great president."

Libby, 11, Manchester, England

"Congratulations on becoming the new president of the USA. Hope you do a fantastic job."

Josh, 10, Manchester, England

"I loved your speech."

Ellie, 14, Bristol, England

"Well done Barack, you have my support every step of the way."

Beth, 12, West Yorkshire, England

"You did it! You made it as president! I heard your speech, it was cool. I hope you will be the greatest president of the USA."

Grace, 12, West Yorkshire, England

"Go OBAMAAAAA. We're supporting you every step of thee way."

Ashlynne, 12, UK

"I am so glad that he became president, Barack Obama. I will always supported you 100%."

Amber, 14, Manchester, England

"I think that Barack Obama will be a great president and he will change the USA as we know it."

Abbey, 15, Dorset, England

"I think that you are going to be a great president. I think you are amazing."

Ben, 9, London, England

"We believe you have great responsibility. Congratulations on being the president. We think you are one in a million, we know that you have many conflicts to solve, but you can handle it!"

Class 4C, London, England

"Your speech was brilliant!!! Go Barack. You rule."

Jessica, 12, Cornwall, England

"Barack Obama will make a brilliant president and he will change the world around!"

Megan, 11, Macclesfield, England

"I hope both your daughters enjoy living in the White House."

Jasmine, 7, Reading, England

"I liked the message you sent about everyone working hard, co-operating and sharing to make the world a better place."

Isaiah, 10, Vancouver, Canada

"Good luck! Hopefully you will fulfil all of your promises and help America as well as the rest of the world."

Alanna, 14, New York, America

"Well done for being the first black American president. You deserve it. Keep America safe and good luck."

Rishi, 9, Merton, England

"Barack Obama I love you! Wherever Martin Luther King is now he'll be smiling and celebrating as you have made his dream come true! Congratulations on your new presidency in the USA!"

Sara, 11, Manchester, England

"You are a great role model Barack Obama. I hope you will stop war and change the world!!!"

Rachel, 9, Oxfordshire, England

"I think you'll be one of the very best US presidents, a record breaker! I also believe that you'll have a positive effect on the world."

Charis, 11, Cambridge, England

"I think you should be very proud to be the first black president for America. I think you will make America proud!"

Louis, 9, Ealing, England

"I thought your speech was very good and I hope that you will keep all the promises you have made. All the best!"

Anisah, 10, Edinburgh, Scotland

"You were great Obama, thank you for the chance of change! Well done, your speech was emotional and brilliant."

Tasha, 12, England

"I think Obama can change the world for the better and for him to do that the world must help as he can't do it by himself."

Molly, 11, Glasgow, Scotland

"I have just heard your speech - it was strong and clear, which sent a message all around the world."

Sarah, 11, West Sussex, England

"You really inspire me sir! Good luck in the White House."

Lara, 12, London, England

"Obama, you're the best. I kept on watching the news for a long time and I think you are going change the world."

Riya, 12, Watford, England

"I'm just proud that there are people in America that love you and voted for you to be president. You have made history and you've made the world very proud!"

Rebeca-Louise, 11, Aberdeen, Scotland

"I listened to your speech on the radio and it was amazing. You WILL change the world!!"

Hannah, 14, Hampshire, England

"Barack Obama will be the best president and he will fix America!"

Louisa, 10, West Sussex, England

"Congratulations Mr. President! I am sure you will do a great job."

Harry, 13, Solihull, England

"I think it's great the Americans finally have a black president!!"

Charlotte, 12, London, England

"I am very pleased to see you as the 44th president of USA. I wish you the best of luck for the hurdles which you will pass through."

Kaustubh, 8, Lancaster, England

"You are going to be a great president. America will love you with all their heart! Please do something about global warming though!"

Emmi, 11, Prague, Czech Republic

"Good luck and all the best for the future! I know that you will be a fantastic president of the USA!!"

Stephanie, 12, Essex, England

"I am with you a hundred percent. Do a brill job!"

Will, 10, Lancashire, England

"I think that Barack Obama is just the change that the US needs. I am sure that he will do a great job as president of the US. Good luck Mr Obama!"

Luisa, 13, Glasgow, Scotland

"Well done, you are going to be a fantastic president!"

Sarah, 11, Kent, England

"I don't think you will make the best president ever but it is something you want to do and that you have worked hard on to achieve."

Lucy, 9, London, England

"America is lucky to have you! You are fantastic and America and England needs you!"

Melissa, 11, Manchester, England

"Congratulations! I think you will be an excellent president."

Connor, 11, Oxfordshire, England

"I bet you'll be the best president ever! All of us in the UK are cheering you and now America has changed for the better."

Izzy, 10, London, England

"I think that Barack Obama will be the greatest president ever. I will always support him no matter what!!!!!"

Kelly, 10, London, England

"I think Obama will be one of the best presidents ever!"

Callum, 10, Bristol, England

"I went to Washington DC and it was absolutely amazing! I just can't believe that Barack Obama is US president."

Simon, 10, Texas, USA

"You will be a great president and will change the world."

Hannah, 11, North Yorkshire, England

"I think Barack Obama will be a great president!"

Emily, 7, Lincolnshire, England

"This moment is amazing for African Americans. Barack Obama is my role model for life. As he says, there will be change."

Paige, 11, London, England

"I think he is going to do great things and make the USA a better place. I also wish that he will stop war and make world peace."

Joe, 8, UK

"I really think you're going to be an awesome president. I'm sure you're going to make a big difference. Good luck."

Olivia, 12, West Sussex, England

"You're the best! I hope you have a good time as the president of the USA! Good luck!"

Eden, 10, Northern Ireland

"Well done on winning the election. I think that you will be a great president and I'm supporting you all the way!"

Amy, 12, Bournemouth, England

"Spread the word and good luck Obama. Best wishes."

Aisha, 12, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"I heard your speech, it was very strong and meaningful. I think that you'll make an excellent president."

Elizabeth, 11, Surrey, England

"I think Obama will best the president of the USA yet. So good luck in this hard job. It is all down to him."

Rian, 11, Birmingham, England

"I cannot believe you are the first black president in the USA - you will be a great one."

Cara, 11, Leicestershire, England

"Good Luck. I mean you can't be any worse than the last one."

David, 13, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I think you will be brilliant, President Obama! Obama! Obama!"

Gavin, 9, Lancaster, England

"Obama, you're fantastic, especially after Bush!"

Sian, 13, Gloucestershire, England

"I think he will make the right choices for America!!"

Lucy, 9, England

"I think that Barack Obama is going to be a very good president and being America's president is a very serious position - but I wish him luck."

Rosie, 10, Kent, England

"I think he will have a great impact on many black people all over the world."

Lola, 10, London, England

"Barack Obama will make a brill president! It is good as Obama is carrying on Martin Luther King's dream of the world having equality, and now the USA has a BLACK PRESIDENT!! Good Luck Mr Obama. You will change the world and inspire millions of people!"

Helena, 13, London, England

"YOU DID IT!! I know you are going to be a great president, enjoy it, and change the world!"

Lucienne, 11, Oxford, England

"I'm listening to your speech - well done."

Mercy, 10, Cardiff, Wales

"Congratulations Obama - now change the world for the better."

Estella, 10, Berkshire, England

"You are going to be great as the president."

Michael, 10, Northern Ireland

"He will be a great president, he will listen to people and will also listen to children, as he has his own children. The USA will be a better place."

Naomi, 12, Somerset, England

"Barack Obama - you are the best. I think you will bring loads more of your happiness to the USA."

Niamh, 9, Lancaster, England

"Well done Obama, you deserved this so much and good luck!"

Adam, 12, Birmingham, England

"You will be a fantabulous president Mr Obama!!"

Katie, 11, Northampton, England

"Long live President Obama!"

Kayleigh, 14, Wiltshire, England

"Good Luck! I think Obama will be a great president. He probably will listen to others and overall be great."

Hannah, 10, London, England

"I hope that you have got some good ideas on what to give America and I think that you are going to be a great president!"

Lauren, 8, England

"You will be a great president. I hope your speech goes well. I will be watching on TV!!!"

Emily, 9, Oxfordshire, England

"You'll be the the best president ever."

Jamie, 8, Newcastle, England

"I think you will be an awesome president, and you deserve it! You rule!"

Danii, 10, Worcestershire, England

"He's given me a big inspiration."

Kieren, 13, Essex, England

"Barack Obama will be one awesome president!! Before the Christmas holidays, our class and teacher were talking about him for like an hour. We're all happy he won."

Justine, 10, Northern Ireland

"Barack Obama is such a role model who I admire for his courage and determination. Go Barack!!"

Jenny, 13, Liverpool, England

"You rule!!! You have made history as the first black American president - make America proud, make the world proud. You'll be great, just believe in yourself."

Sabrina, 12, Middlesex, England

"Well done mate and all the best for you and your family."

Kieran, 10, Kent, England

"I think you're going to rock America."

Charley, 13, Leeds, England

"He has the ability to become a world hero. I think he will sort the world out and hopefully pull the troops out of Iraq."

David, 11, Lincolnshire, England

"People all over the world are behind you and there is a small minority who are not. Prove those people wrong President Obama!!!! Change the world for the good."

Rebecca, 13, Kent, England

"Obama is going to be the best president in the world - to help the world."

Rowan, 9, Leicestershire, England

"I know you'll do great at being president of the USA! Good luck."

Nahida, 11, London, England

"I think he will be a really good president. I think he will listen to other people's views and opinions. It is good to have a change and a new type of president."

Tabitha, 12, UK

"I think Barack Obama is going to be a good US president."

Kieran, 8, Dundee, Scotland

"I haven't heard much about you but I'm sure you'll be a really good president. Good luck. You'll make America proud of you and all the other places will wish they had someone who is as good a leader as you."

Emily, 11, England

"Barack Obama will be the best president EVER! Best wishes for you and your family."

Lauren, 11, London, England

"All the best wishes for you in the White House to you and your family. You've made a brilliant breakthrough in America. You've changed America and made history!!!"

Jessica, 10, England

"Change the world, Obama, change the world."

Phoebe, 10 Dorset, England

"I am so pleased for Obama. I hope he makes a great president."

Kyle, 10, Portsmouth, England

"I think Barack Obama will be a brilliant president!!!"

Megan, 10, England

"I think you will be a great president and you will make your country a better place. GO GO GO OBAMA!!!"

Dominic, 11, Hampshire, England

"Yes, I really think Barack Obama will go far being the president of the USA. He sounds like a man who can take care of the USA."

Daisy, 10, England

"I think Barack Obama will be a great president. He is very brave."

Abi, 10, Hampshire, England

"This is an amazing achievement for America! I think Obama will be a fantastic president!"

India, 11, England

"He seems to know what he's doing - GOOD LUCK OBAMA!!"

Kyle, 13, Oxford, England

"I think you will be a great president. YOU ROCK OBAMA!!!!!"

Thomas, 11, Hampshire, England

"Well done Barack Obama for becoming the first black president. I wish you the best of luck!"

Elle, 10, England

"We hope you make the rest of the world proud and have success in changing people's lives."

Hollie and Harvey, 11, Hampshire, England

"Well done and good luck Obama. You're going to have a life-changing experience!"

Pip, 11, Hampshire, England

"ROCK ON OBAMA. Make this world different."

Zak, 10, Portsmouth, England

"Barack Obama, you should be a very proud man. Good luck."

Ellis, 10, Portsmouth, England

"He is the first black president - he must be really proud. He will do well for the USA."

Liam, 10, Blackpool, England

"I think you will be a great president for America."

Alfie, 11, Portsmouth, England

"I think Barack Obama will be really good at being president of the United States because he will lead them in the right direction."

Charlotte & Megan, 10, Hampshire, England

"You have my full support. I'm sure you will be great."

Alex, 14, Ipswich, England

"I hope you are good and you can help in Gaza to stop the fighting. I hope you enjoy your inauguration party, have a great time as a father and president. Wish you all the very best! Good luck."

Tamanna, 14, London, England

"I hope you will be the greatest president of America and you will help poor people. Thank you very much."

Ramisa, 7, England

"Can you help the poor people around the world who can't get an education? Thank you so much and good luck!"

Moumi, 14, London, England

"Are you excited about being a president? GOOD LUCK."

Juko, 7, London, England

"You will be a fab president."

Vicky, 9, London, England

"I am sooo happy that you will be president! You rock!"

Liise-Lotte, 12, Stockholm, Sweden

"Obama rocks my socks!"

Sam, 12, Warwickshire, England

"Barack Obama, good luck! I know you will make a great change to America and the rest of the world!"

Evie, 13, Scotland

"He seems to know what he's doing - GOOD LUCK OBAMA!!"

Jade, 12, Staffordshire, England

"I hope you will have great success leading the country! Good luck!"

Sindurii, 11, Oxford, England

"I hope you make America and the rest of the world proud."

Anisa, 9, Crewe, England

"Good job mate for becoming president. I know you will make the country better."

Richard, 12, Kent, England

"I think you'll be great. Good luck."

Milo, 13, Kent, England

"It must be so exciting becoming the first black president and I'm certain you'll be extremely good at it."

Becky, 15, London, England

"We love you Obama, you will be the greatest president of America."

Pooja, 9, Leeds, England

"Can you stop the fighting in Gaza and Israel? Lots of people are dying there. Please, please, help! Thank you, Obama, and Good Luck!"

Shamema, 14, London, England

"Congratulations, I am very happy for you and I think now we are going to have peace in the world."

Natalia, 13, London, England

"Good luck and I hope you have a great future in the White House with your wife and daughters. America's future looks a little more exciting."

Hannah, 14, Surrey, England

"Barack Obama, you are a good person and you are going to make a big change to America!"

Elisha, 11, Nottingham, England

"You are the best. You rule and you are going to make a big change to America! Go, go Barack Obama."

Elizabeth, 10, Nottingham, England

"O-Outstanding B-Brilliant A-Amazing M-Marvellous A-American president. ALL THE BEST!"

Aathirai, 11, Surrey, England

"We all love you Obama - you'll be the greatest president ever!"

Shimma, 13, London, England