At the local Obama eastern Pennsylvania headquarters in Philadelphia, a celebration started shortly after the announcement was made. Several hundred young people began dancing, some with tears in their eyes.
There, Philadelphia City Councilman Bill Green gave a speech, saying "America will never view itself in the same way again, and neither will the world view America the same way."
CLICK HERE to watch Vernon Odom's report from the Obama Philadelphia HQ.
At Temple University, students gathered to watch the proceedings. When the annoucement came that Obama had won, students started jumping up and down in celebration, chanting "Yes we can."
CLICK HERE to watch Chad Pradelli's report from Temple University
In South Philadelphia, people gathered at "Warm Daddy's" to watch the election coverage. A deafening roar rose up from the crowd when the big moment came.
In Center City, people had begun the celebration early, riding on the back of a pick-up truck with Mayor Michael Nutter.
CLICK HERE to watch Denise James' report from South Philadelphia.