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Hillary Clinton Is First Female Presidential Nominee in U.S. History

This is a win for women everywhere.

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Hillary Clinton Is First Female Presidential Nominee in U.S. History

This is a win for women everywhere.

Hillary Clinton made history after becoming the first woman to officially earn the presidential nomination of a major political party in the United States at this week’s Democratic National Convention. Early primary results projected this win in June, but the roll-call votes on July 27 confirmed — a win for women, regardless of political stance, everywhere.

Since George Washington began serving in 1789, all of the past 44 presidents have been men, with President Barack Obama being the first African-American elected after beating Clinton in the primary election in 2008. Women were only granted the right to vote nearly 100 years ago after the U.S. Congress passed the 19th amendment in 1919.

As seen in the above video, Clinton appeared via satellite at the DNC to celebrate cracking the “highest, hardest glass ceiling.” Ahead of November’s election against Republican nominee Donald Trump, she remarked, “If there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch, let me just say I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next.”

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