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Hillary Clinton Accepts the Democratic Presidential Nomination

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On Tuesday, Democratic delegates voted overwhelmingly in favor of the first female presidential nominee of any major American party.

The ayes have it! Those words ushered in history as Hillary Clinton became America's first female presidential nominee from a major political party.

The roll call on the convention floor was enthusiastic and reached a high point when Sen. Bernie Sanders, Clinton's primary rival for the nomination, led the Vermont delegation in voting in favor of Clinton.

Clinton accepted the nomination and in a video to the convention called the moment "the biggest crack in the glass ceiling."

"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," Clinton said.

Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, addressed the crowd following the nomination, telling Democrats they had nominated a "change-maker" and someone who lives in the "real" world.

Hillary Clinton will speak herself Thursday.

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