Hillary Clinton finally shattered the glass ceiling. The presumptive nominee for the Democratic party officially became the party's choice for President at 6:30 pm EST, when she won the requisite 2,383 delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
While the DNC has been filled with a seemingly endless streams of "Bernie" chants, as Bernie Sanders supporters have attended in huge numbers, his campaign now officially over and Clinton will be going head-to-head with Donald Trump to decide who will be the next leader of the free world.
It was a historic moment, with Clinton getting closer to the Oval Office than any other woman, ever, and it was not lost on Twitter:
Wow. My first vote and the first woman EVER officially nominated for president confirmed today! Congrats @HillaryClinton!!!!— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) July 27, 2016
History. pic.twitter.com/1ayWTx8SPH— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 26, 2016
While Bernie Sanders supporters made their voices and their votes heard, with both candidates' delegates being counted, Sanders himself had the final word, relinquishing his candidacy and throwing his support behind the first female presidential candidate.
Love her or hate her, this is a huge moment for America, and another step forward to equality for not only women, but all Americans.