Barack Obama Elected President (2) tv-pg Play video Select your TV provider to log in to have full access to videos Select your TV provider See all providers Don't see your TV provider? Learn more You can access this video on the free HISTORY® apps. *You must verify your TV provider towatch this video on the App Your Parental Control settings do not allow you to view this content. Barack Obama Elected President (2 min) tv-pg On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama is elected the 44th president and becomes the first African-American chief executive of the United States. In his victory speech, President Obama remarks that "change has come to America."