Saddam Hussein was born on April 28, 1937 in the city of Tikrit District, Iraq. Saddam's family has never been rich, they were always a poor family. Saddam wanted to be in power and he even told people that he would. When he was in his later teens he joined the Ba'ath Party of Iraq. When he first joined the Ba'ath Party he didn't have much power, but as time wen t by he gained power. He led his gain of power in a negative way. He created war, and weapons of mass destruction.
By 1979 Saddam Hussein had gained power since he joined the Ba'ath Party in 1950. He soon got together an army and started the Gulf War with the United States. The United States thought that we had gotten him but we didn't. In the year 2000 there was terrorist attack in New York City againest the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and some other places. It was devistating and a emotional time for out country. Since that had happened, the U.S. gave his chances to get rid of the Nuclear bombs and chemical weapons, but he refused and said he didn't even have weapons of mass distruction. This led to war, and the war is still going on now. Many lives have been lost due to Saddam Hussein. Many say he is another Hitler, though not with as much power. Saddam hides in bunkers under the ground which the U.S. bomb, but so far he is still alive and hiding.