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Hillary Clinton Becomes First Woman to Accept Major-Party Nomination

HeadlineJul 29, 2016

Here in Philadelphia, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has become the first woman to accept a major-party presidential nomination in U.S. history.

Hillary Clinton: “Tonight, we’ve reached a milestone in our nation’s march toward a more perfect union: the first time that a major party has nominated a woman for president. Standing here as my mother’s daughter and my daughter’s mother, I am so happy this day has come. I’m happy for grandmothers and little girls and everyone in between. I’m happy for boys and men, because when any barrier falls in America, it clears the way for everyone.”

That was Hillary Clinton, the first woman nominated for the presidency by a major party. During her speech, Clinton also pledged to work with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to implement some of his core proposals.

Hillary Clinton: “Bernie Sanders and I will work together to make college tuition-free for the middle class and debt-free for all. We will also—we will also liberate millions of people who already have student debt.”

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