President Barack Obama is a member of the Democratic party. He was elected the 44th President of the United States on November 4th, 2008, and he made history by becoming the first African American President of the United States. At the time he was elected, he was a U.S. Senator.
There are two major political parties in the government of the United States. The first is the Democratic and the other is the Republican Party. In the history of the U.S. Government, there have been 15 Democratic Presidents, as of 2014. The first Democratic President was Andrew Jackson, who served from 1829 to 1837.