Forty years after she first began her life in public service, eight years after her first attempt for the White House, and 15 months after she declared she would make her final, and most fierce, bid for the presidency, Hillary Clinton achieved what no woman before her has: she accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president of the United States.
It was a history-making moment that gave anyone who remembered how hard womankind — and, indeed, humankind — goosebumps. After a film directed by Shonda Rhimes highlighting her career and life, and a touching introduction by her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, Hillary took the stage and seemed overcome with emotion as she heard the crowd go wild and chant her name. It was a hard-fought moment.
ICYMI (because it was after 11 p.m. on the East Coast, after all), all you need to do is scroll down to see Hillary's full speech and relive the historic moment for yourself:
It was arguably the best speech of Hillary's career, and even her biggest critics would have to admit the moment is bigger than politics. In her address, Hillary thanked her family, the Obamas and the voters, she talked about her vision for America and took some blistering shots at Donald J. Trump:
November is just around the corner.
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