Four Years Ago: President Obama began to pull our country out of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, while laying the foundation for an economy built to last. We've come a long way—but there's more to do. Took a look at the goals the President has set to move this country forward. Double U.S. Exports, Cut Oil Imports in half by 2020, Create new jobs in the natural gas industry, Create 1 Million New Manufacturing Jobs in Four Years, Invest in America by ending the war in Afghanistan in 2014