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Consider This Ceiling Officially Shattered

No matter what your politics are, the simple fact is history was made on July 26, 2016 at the Democratic National Convention. Hillary Clinton has now officially been named as the Democratic presidential nominee, making her the first woman ever to earn the backing of a major American political party. As she said at the end of the night in a video message, “I can’t believe we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet. And 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.”

This occasion comes less than 100 years after women first gained the right to vote in the United States. Clinton¹s journey to the nomination, though not quite as long as 100 years, has been grueling in its own way. The former First Lady began her run for the presidency in 2007, but it ended in a loss to then Senator Barack Obama in a Democratic primary. She was appointed Secretary of State by her former opponent and once again began her push for the ticket. Though Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont definitely gave her a run for her money, she came out on top with over 380 pledged delegates and securing about 55 percent of the total primary votes cast. Sanders also asked on Tuesday for Clinton be declared the nominee by acclamation.

If Hillary does become the 45th president of the United States, it will be eight years after America elected its first African-American president which shows major diversity progress in a country full of turmoil.

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