Hillary Rodham Clinton
As Secretary of State, foreign leaders lauded her diplomacy noting her ability to bring parties together. She helped normalize relations with Cuba, brought sanctions against Iran, and helped US foreign relations with China. During her time in the State Department, she fought for women's rights both at home and abroad.
In 2016, the Democratic Party nominated her as their candidate for President of the United States of America. Although not the first woman to be nominated for President (that honor goes to Victoria Woodhull nominated by the Equal Rights Party in 1872), she was the first woman to secure a nomination for U.S. President by a major political party. Having debated very well, and with the Republican party divided over its candidate Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton was the favored candidate by most pollsters going into the election day. She received the majority of the popularity vote, but not enough electoral votes to win the presidency.
After decades of service to the United States, Hillary Clinton is not currently serving in an official governmental capacity. She has one daughter, Chelsea and a husband, Bill (former US president).
Allen, Jonathan and Amie Parnes. HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton. (New York: Crown Publishers, 2014).
Clinton, Hillary Rodham. Living History. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003).
Troy, Gil. Hillary Rodham Clinton: Polarizing First Lady. (University Press of Kansas, 2006).
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- June 11, 2014
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- female first, first female presidential candidate, first lady, hillary clinton, hillary rodham clinton, presidential nominee, secretary of state, U.S. senator
- Amy French, “Hillary Rodham Clinton,” Women Who Dared, accessed November 16, 2019, https://womenwhodared.omeka.net/items/show/29.