For you search query Estuve we found around 173551 songs. We may show you only some of them on this page. Estuve is used when you were in a place that references a single point in time or you are declaring a punctual action of being in a place in the past. Estaba is. The correct sentence is "Cuando Obama era presidente yo estaba en la escuela" . You can use either, but not without altering the meaning.