Hillary Clinton received a thunderous applause and a downpour of balloons on Thursday, July 28, 2016, as she accepted the Democratic nomination for President of the United States of America. The first woman to be nominated for President by a major political party, this marks a major historic milestone in American history.
“And so it is with humility … determination … and boundless confidence in America’s promise … that I accept your nomination for President of the United States!” Hillary stated.
Her speech recounted memories of growing up and working hard for opportunities. There is no doubt that she and Bill Clinton were setting the stage for history during their time in Fayetteville, Arkansas in the 1970’s though they may not have thought so at the time. Hillary mentioned her start with Bill and how it paved the way for where she is today - “And Bill, that conversation we started in the law library 45 years ago is still going strong.”
From attending Yale to teaching law at the University of Arkansas to this moment in time, Hillary stands in for the rights of women and Americans everywhere. In Hillary’s speech she says:
“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’m so happy this day has come.
Happy for grandmothers and little girls and everyone in between.
Happy for boys and men, too — because when any barrier falls in America, for anyone, it clears the way for everyone. When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit.
We are overjoyed to be a part of Hillary’s humble beginnings right here in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Come see where it all began at the Clinton House Museum.
930 W. Clinton Drive, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Open Mon-Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
You can read Hillary’s full speech in The New York Times here.