Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America and the first president of African-American descent, marking a day of immense historical significance. The 47-year-old senator from Illinois defeated Republican Sen. John McCain.
A record number of people turned out to vote according to officials – around 130-140 million people. The newly elected president will be sworn in as the 44th President on January 20, 2009. A huge crowd went wild as Obama gave his first public speech in Grant Park in Chicago. He talked about how the the nation was united and started to believe that their voice will make a difference. He also talked about how doubts were erased that night about America as a place where all things are possible.
So there you have it ladies and gentlemen. Barack H. Obama: The nation’s 44th President!